Dr. David Fankhauser, 67min.
While attending Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, David Fankhauser became a civil rights Freedom Rider and was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, in May 1961. He was incarcerated in a state penitentiary for forty-two days alongside fellow activist Stokely Carmichael. At the time of the Kennedy assassination in 1963, Fankhauser was visiting Vienna, Austria. This interview was recorded via Zoom on July 14, 2021. It may contain harsh language and descriptions of violence and may experience occasional technical difficulties.
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