By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders, who desegregated public transportation by traveling on buses in the Southern states, where Jim Crow practices restricted black Americans to back seats only. Not surprisingly, commemorations of this effort have raised interest in other struggles of the civil rights era, prompting TV programs, feature articles and books about the period.