Voter Jam 2004

By: George McDonald
By: George McDonald

Ash-Lee Henderson is one of a diverse group of young Freedom Riders getting a bird's eye view of history by visiting various sites significant to the Civil Rights Movement and taking the time to register voters along the way.

"What we're doing we feel passionate about," said Henderson. "We really believe in it. If we didn't, we wouldn't be here."

Henderson said voter registration is a vehicle for change and a great way to honor the memory of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner.

The Voter Registration Jam is geared towards people between the ages of 18 to 30. According to organizers, that age group has the greatest voter apathy.

The 2004 Freedom Ride left New York on June 10 to visit historical sites significant to the Civil Rights Movement. It moves on Tuesday to Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.


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