Freedom Riders discuss Indy’s violence

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – This summer marks 50 years since Freedom Summer, the summer of 1964 when thousands of people united to fight for civil rights.

On Thursday, two Freedom Riders spoke at the Indiana State Museum and showed clips from the 1960’s movement. The Freedom Riders say the work they did then is still very relevant today, especially when solving the city’s violence problem.

“We cannot always point at the city. Sometimes, we have to point at the communities, sometimes we have to point at the neighborhoods, and most often we have to point at parents,” Rozelle Boyd, Freedom Rider, said.

The Freedom Riders say the violence in Indianapolis is very disappointing, but they hope to encourage others to push for equality and peace in their individual neighborhoods. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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