Civil Rides Bikers Stop in Kosciusko


A group of cyclists from Civil Rides met at the Kosciusko Museum and Information Center this morning (Friday) for the last leg of a ride that began at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, and will conclude at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson. The ride is being held in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rides is sponsoring the ride, which is raising awareness and funds for Together For Hope. Together For Hope is an organization that works in the 301 most poverty stricken rural counties in America. Organizers for the event said 18 cyclists are riding the entire ride, which started April 3. Rand Jenkins, a volunteer ride organizer, said the group has raised $30,000 to date for Together For Hope. “This is the inaugural ride and the question we asked ourselves this year was, What’s Next? As we plan for the ride next year, we hope to answer that question,” said Jenkins. “Getting groups of people helping groups of people can make great things happen to fight poverty and segregation,” he said. For more information on Civil Rides and Together for Hope, go to

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