Bus Burner’s Son Takes a Different Path

The Anniston Star
May 11, 2011

Richard Couch is, essentially, in the same line of work as Atticus Finch. From a modest, spare law office in an Oxford industrial park, Couch has taken on a long list of defendants, often as a court-appointed attorney. Most of his clients are young, he tells me, and poor. Many of them are people of color. When I ask why he keeps doing this work, he doesn’t mention his father — the man who, 50 years ago this week, joined a mob of Klansmen who attacked a Freedom Riders bus just outside of Anniston….Read More

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