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Boy Who Beat the Bus, The

Boy Who Beat the Bus, The

Broadcast: January 9, 1949
Added: Oct 22 2018

Today we tell the story of William H Hastie, the governor of the Virgin Islands. The story begins in Knoxville, Tennessee where young William Hastie was born and raised. He had a journey of three miles to get to school, and on the first morning he tried to take the bus, but the driver wouldn't let him sit where he wanted to, instead segregating the white and negro riders, so feeling that this was wrong he decided to race the bus on foot instead...