American Experience

The Strategy: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 4m 57s

In the decades after WWII, civil rights leaders relied on legal and legislative challenges to dismantle segregation. But in the early 1960s, activists impatient for change turned to a new strategy: non-violent direct action.

Aired: 01/12/11

Rating: NR

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