More than 50 years ago, Rip Patton's world changed. He started attending nonviolence workshops in Nashville and learned how to endure abuse during the Civil Rights movement without fighting back.
Rip became a Freedom Rider, part of the movement that ended an era of legalized segregation in the South. Now, five decades later, he looks back on his role as a "disrupter" — sitting, standing and singing to make major societal change.
The show's host is Emily Siner. Its editors are Mack Linebaugh, Anita Bugg and Blake Farmer, and its engineers are Carl Pederson and Cameron Adkins. Music by Blue Dot Sessions. To find more Nashville Public Radio podcasts, go to podcasts.wpln.org.