American Experience

The Young Witness: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 4m 59s

Janie Forsyth McKinney was twelve years old when the Freedom Riders came through her hometown of Anniston, Alabama, on May 14, 1961. After local Klan members firebombed the bus, McKinney assisted injured riders.

Aired: 04/10/11

Rating: NR

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