As the country celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Riders beginning their bus trips through the American South to challenge racism and Jim Crow laws, a community group is preparing a panel to discuss the movement’s legacy.

Community activist Braxton Foushee and Paris Miller of the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition join 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to preview the upcoming event and share how they view not just the impact of the Freedom Riders, but the local efforts in civil rights movement during the 1960s. does not charge subscription fees. You can support local journalism and our mission to serve the community. Contribute today – every single dollar matters.