38 min

45 - The Jenkins' Volkswagen Bus Cars That Matter

    • Automotive

Preserving a piece of history: 'Most vehicles that sit outside unattended for four decades aren’t destined to ever move again. But this 1966 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe Station Wagon isn’t just any Bus – it’s a piece of civil-rights history, and a memory of a family that spent decades working to make the country a better place.' Travel through the history of 'The Jenkins' Bus'--beginning with VW origins in WW2, through the role the bus played in the Civil Rights Movement, and to its current resting place in the records of The Library of Congress. With excerpts of previous interviews (with Russell Hayes, Brian Howard, and Diane Parker), this special episode also features new interviews with Elaine and Bill Jenkins, children of Esau and Janie B. Jenkins, and Braeden and Collin Howard, two of the conservationists who spent the most time working on the historic vehicle.

Preserving a piece of history: 'Most vehicles that sit outside unattended for four decades aren’t destined to ever move again. But this 1966 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe Station Wagon isn’t just any Bus – it’s a piece of civil-rights history, and a memory of a family that spent decades working to make the country a better place.' Travel through the history of 'The Jenkins' Bus'--beginning with VW origins in WW2, through the role the bus played in the Civil Rights Movement, and to its current resting place in the records of The Library of Congress. With excerpts of previous interviews (with Russell Hayes, Brian Howard, and Diane Parker), this special episode also features new interviews with Elaine and Bill Jenkins, children of Esau and Janie B. Jenkins, and Braeden and Collin Howard, two of the conservationists who spent the most time working on the historic vehicle.

38 min

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