Thomas says when he rode to Jackson he was not even allowed in the Capitol building because of his race.
"This is my first time ever in this capitol. So you can imagine as I am thinking "50 years ago...". No, as the Senator said I wouldn't even be allowed in here. And to get this kind of honor, it gave me chills," Thomas said.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Hank Thomas, original Freedom Rider, honored by Mississippi Senate
Hank Thomas, one of the original Freedom Riders, was honored by the Mississippi Senate last week: