Five of the founding members of Freedom Inc. look over a map of the city's 14th Ward. The 14th, Freedom's home base, delivered a 97.8 percent majority for the 1964 public accommodations referendum, the highest of any ward. From left: Charles Moore, Fred Curls, Leon Jordan, Bruce Watkins and Howard Maupin.
Five of the founding members of Freedom Inc. look over a map of the city's 14th Ward. The 14th, Freedom's home base, delivered a 97.8 percent majority for the 1964 public accommodations referendum, the highest of any ward. From left: Charles Moore, Fred Curls, Leon Jordan, Bruce Watkins and Howard Maupin. . PHOTO COURTESY OF FRED CURLS
Five of the founding members of Freedom Inc. look over a map of the city's 14th Ward. The 14th, Freedom's home base, delivered a 97.8 percent majority for the 1964 public accommodations referendum, the highest of any ward. From left: Charles Moore, Fred Curls, Leon Jordan, Bruce Watkins and Howard Maupin. . PHOTO COURTESY OF FRED CURLS

Freedom Inc. survives, thrives despite new challenges long after its founders and officers have died

May 19, 2015 12:41 PM