Here are some photos (aka screenshots… images copyright MTV News) from the MTV News Special on the Equality Ride and the events at Liberty University, when 24 activists were arrested (under the request of the Reverend Jerry Falwell).
Me hugging fellow activist Wyatt Fore after release from Lynchburg magistrate and jail
The Reverend Mel White (Founder, Soulforce) at Equality Ride non-violent protest training in Washington, D.C.
The Reverend Jerry Falwell on the pulpit of Thomas Road Baptist Church
Equality Ride Co-directors Jake Reitan (right) and Haven Herrin (left) at pre-Liberty University event at the First Christian Church of Lynchburg
Jake Reitan getting arrested while entering the Liberty campus
Equality Rider Tommy Atz (left) and me with other participants walking toward the Liberty campus
Jake Reitan and Soulforce Director of National Actions Bill Carpenter under arrest at Liberty
Soulforce Equality Ride Rally outside of the Liberty campus
The Lynchburg district magistrate and jail building
Fellow activist Jeremy Kidd (left) with whom I was arrested and faced the Lynchburg magistrate. Seth Croft (right) speaks to MTV News.
This event is one I will remember for the rest of my life. I was honored to have been able to participate in it and I thank Soulforce, Cris, Gene, Jake, Bill, Tommy, Jeremy, Donte, and so many more people for the experience!
Other showtimes for the MTV News Special, “The Amazing Break”, are:
- Sun 03/26 4:30 AM
- Sun 03/26 9:00 AM
- Sun 03/26 6:00 PM
- Tue 03/28 6:30 PM