Ben Cox - Freedom Rider

Murray, KY – Before Ben Elton Cox left to join the Freedom Riders in 1961, he wrote his will and sent it to his parents. Though they were trained to be nonviolent, the riders were well aware of the violence and death threats that would follow them as long as they were part of the civil rights movement. Cox is in Murray this week for several speaking engagements and spoke recently with Mark Welch.

Click the "Listen" icon to hear Ben Elton Cox talk to Mark Welch about his experience as a Freedom Rider.