The Naked Rabbi and Dr. King: 50 Years Later, A Freedom Rider Tells His Story

By Cathleen Falsani 01-13-2012

Fifty years ago, not long after his graduation from Brandeis University, Rabbi Allen Secher became a Freedom Rider, joining Dr. Martin Luther King's historic fight for equality in the South. In Albany, Georgia, Secher, who served congregations in Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago before relocating to Whitefish, Mont., several years ago (where he was, for a time, the only resident rabbi in the entire state), was jailed for a week along with a number of other Freedom Riders.

Watch Secher, aka "The Naked Rabbi," tell the story of the Freedom Rides and his encounter with King in the video below.

http://youtu.be/8FiOWSwb55w

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