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 - 'Freedom Highways' Drivers In Training NEW YORK...
'Freedom Highways' Drivers In Training NEW YORK (AP) — Preparations are under way for a "Freedom Highways" drive in the South by the Congress Of Racial Equality to end segregation at roadside restaurants. Marvin Rich, tlva organization's community re'lations director, said a picked team of 30 participants is in training at Greensboro, N.C., for the six-state operation, to begin July 31. H will last through August, the sponsors say. "The effort will be to desegregate major chain restaurants in the South for Negroes who travel by car," Rich said. Principal targets, he said, will be restaurants of the Howard Johnson's chain and of the Holiday Inn motel chain, whose networks of roadside eating places arc among the 'largest in the South. The anti - segregation party, traveling in several automobiles, plans to cover Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and possibly some points in Georgia, in the drive. Rich said local supporters in each area also will supplement the team's 30 members, a'n veterans of sit-in demonstrations and "Freedom Rides." Although the 30 already know the disciplines required for "nonviolent methods and for holding their temper when insulted," Rich said, they're getting special training for trawl tactics and possible jail life.

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  1. Wellsville Daily Reporter,
  2. 20 Jul 1962, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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