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Friday, December 30, 2011

UNC Charlotte Covers ROUTE 1961 (Go Niners)

READ the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Alumni Magazine cover story on Motorcyclist and Ulcerative Colitis survivor Adrienne Barnette.  Barnette found freedom from the disease Ulcerative Colitis through reading Dr. Raymond Arsenault's book, Freedom Riders: 1961 and the struggle for Racial Justice. Barnette also found an amazing story of Character, which she decided to share with her students at the Morgan School, K-12 Exceptional Needs.  Read about her story by clicking here:
UNCC STORY  (story starts on page 18)

Thank you Freedom Riders! Vroom Vroom Ms. Barnette

Thursday, September 22, 2011

ROUTE 1961 receives UNC Charlotte Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund

Carolina Character's ROUTE 1961 received the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund!  Stay tuned for more information and how you can participate in the journey of retracing the 1961 Freedom Rider's character driven path.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Presents to PBS 2011 Freedom Rider Bus

coming Fall 2011....
the story of the 1961 Freedom Riders character told on motorcycles.

Follow Barnette, School Counselor and Cashion, World Traveler from Washington, DC to New Orleans, Louisiana over 11 days and 4000 miles on a journey of character education.

We presented to the
PBS 2011 Freedom Riders
(check out the video below)

Stay tuned..  we have plenty of pictures, videos, and interviews to share... keep your engines ready, be ready for us!

"Vroom Vroom"

Did We Stalk the Freedom Riders? :")

umm, so we stalked the Freedom Riders; well not really...
or did we?
we are fans, they are our heroes!
we tried to find the Freedom Rider bus,..
I guess we did stalk them?
Either way, we love them and are grateful for them.

Ride On ...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


What does Freedom mean to you?  Along Route 1961, we meet wonderful people with different stories and meaning of freedom based upon their own life experiences.  Listen to what freedom means to them. You can catch more of these interviews at