Recognition Overdue

Baba El-Senzengakulu Zulu, formerly Lester McKinnie, salutes the crowd at Tennessee State University after receiving an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the university last month. He and 13 others had been expelled in 1961 from the historically Black college, then called Tennessee A&I State College, for “misconduct” for participating in the historic ‘Freedom Rides’ that challenged racial segregation in interstate transportation on buses and trains and at passenger stations.



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