Former civil rights activists raised in the South recount how their commitment to nonviolence was sorely tested by the extreme hostility and mob violence they encountered.
Janie Forsyth McKinney was twelve years old when the Freedom Riders came through her hometown of Anniston, Alabama in 1961.
The Freedom Riders represented a cross-section of America – black and white, young and old, religious and secular.
Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. trained future Freedom Riders in nonviolence during role-playing activities in Nashville, TN.