The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called the Freedom Riders who in 1961 creatively challenged segregation in the American South.
In 1960, due to racially discriminatory voter registration practices, the overwhelming majority of voters in the South was white; the "Solid South," was key to the Democratic Party’s fortunes.
Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. trained future Freedom Riders in nonviolence during role-playing activities in Nashville, TN.
Meet the key members of the US government featured in Freedom Riders.