Civil Rights Freedom Rider Says Of Trump Presidency “Things Aren’t Going To Be Nearly As Bad As We Think They Are”.

Though Hank Thomas is disappointed that Hillary Clinton did not become the first woman President, he says “I’m not that downtrodden in terms of my thinking.” Thomas, who played a large part in the Civil Rights Movement says “we’ve been through a few valleys before” and he doesn’t think “things are going to be nearly as bad as we think they are.”

Hank Thomas talks with CBS Radio Atlanta's Maria Boynton during an event in Atlanta over the weekend. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Hank Thomas talks with CBS Radio Atlanta’s Maria Boynton during an event in Atlanta over the weekend. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)


Thomas was one of the original Freedom Riders, Civil Rights-era workers who road buses throughout the southern United States working against racism. It was in Anniston, Alabama on May 14, 1961, that he and others escaped a bus that had been firebombed. Says Thomas, “we’ve overcome before and we will again.” It not so important, according to the Atlanta businessman, who’s in the White House, but more important is “who’s in your house.”

Thomas and his wife Yvonne, were in attendance at the Judge Penny Brown Reynolds’ Sistertalk Conference Gala Saturday night. Mrs. Thomas, who was a recipient of the Sistertalk “Women of Power” recognition, joined her husband in saying “one day we will have a woman President in the White House.”

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