On ‘Freedom Riders’ 60th anniversary, voting activists ask Biden to do more

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Activists traveling through the South to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the historic “Freedom Riders” are urging President Joe Biden to do more to protect voting rights for Black Americans, as Democrats and Republicans battle over ballot access.

Dozens of civil rights campaigners, traveling on five customized buses, were greeted in Atlanta on Monday by hundreds of local activists and Georgia residents, a local band and performances of the “Electric Slide” line dance in front of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Slain civil rights champion Martin Luther King served as a pastor at that church in the 1960s.

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