The American Freedom Train toured the country during the Bicentennial celebration in 1976. When it visited Bradley Beach, NJ, we visited the train and interviewed visitors. The exhibits of American history were viewed from a moving walkway in the train that took visitors from the back of the train to the front, but many visitors thought the speed of the walkway was too fast to allow them to enjoy the exhibits. You’ll hear a lot of those kinds of comments in this 28 minute recorded program. Anchors were Steve Lubetkin and Lori Zimmerman. This program was broadcast on Monmouth College’s WMCX-FM radio station on September 7, 1976.
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For a completely different take on the 1947 Freedom Train, listen to the Langston Hughes poem, “Freedom Train,” as read by Big Llou Johnson, at VoiceOver Universe: http://www.voiceoveruniverse.com/video/video/show?id=2070077%3AVideo%3A286888