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Hank Thomas, Then
Born: August 29, 1941, in Jacksonville, Florida. Grew up primarily in St. Augustine, Florida.

Then: Sophomore, Howard University, Washington, D.C. Very active in student movement. One of the original 13 Freedom Riders who left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, and was on the bus firebombed in Anniston, Alabama, on May 14.
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FROM: Oprah Honors American Heroes: The Freedom Riders Reunite 50 Years Later
Published on May 04, 2011

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