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    The Freedom Riders Rode Today... Their Story Told In New PBS Documentary + Oprah's Tribute

    Today in history, May 4th, 1961, the Civil Rights movement... despite facing violence, a diverse group of young adults, aka Freedom Riders, leaves Washington DC for New Orleans to challenge racial segregation on interstate buses and at bus terminals.

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    James Brown Was Born Today... What's Happening With His Biopic?

    Today in history, May 3rd, 1933, James Brown, aka The Godfather of Soul, was born in South Carolina.

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    Nelson Mandela Became South Africa's President Today... Watch "The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela"

    Today in history, May 2nd, 1994... Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress claim victory in South Africa's first multi-racial election. Mandela, who spent nearly 30 years in prison under Apartheid rule, became the country's president - a position he held for 5 years, until June 1999.

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