Remembering Baton Rouge

NPR's Debbie Elliott reports on one of the first instances of blacks organizing to resist segregation. Fifty years ago Thursday, blacks in Baton Rouge quit riding city buses, marking the start of an eight-day boycott that won them better treatment and served as a model for the more famous Montgomery bus boycott that followed.

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