In this week’s episode of On Delmarva, we discuss the Freedom Riders, a pivotal part of the civil rights movement. Black and white activists rode buses together throughout segregated areas of the United States, challenging the discriminatory status quo. One of their stops, in the summer of 1961, was Chestertown, Maryland.
We’re joined by journalist Peter Heck, Armond Fletcher, and Alec Dick, all Chestertown residents, to discuss their memories of this time and the legacy of civil rights today.
Then don’t miss On Delmarva correspondent Tom Horton as he chronicles the changes taking place across the peninsula as spring begins.