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(L to R) Former Mayor of Berkeley Gus Newport, John Taylor, Jr., and Post Publisher Paul Cobb. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Local Resident John Taylor Faced Mob Violence in 1961 Freedom Rides

In the historical Freedom Rides of 1961 that challenged the status quo of Jim Crow segregation laws in the South, John Charles Taylor Jr. was one of the few students from the Bay Area who [...]