Student relives 1961 Freedom Rides

Posted on: April 7, 2011

A passionate believer in diversity and social justice, Michigan State University junior Erica Shekell will be the only college student from Michigan – one of two from the Big Ten – to participate in a 10-day journey through the South that retraces the original 1961 Freedom Rides.

Shekell, a journalism and media arts and technology major and a member of MSU’s Honor’s College, was chosen from nearly 1,000 applicants to participate in

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