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2011 Student Freedom Ride

American Experience has Invited College Students from across the country to “Get on the Bus”

From May 6-16, 40 college students will join original Freedom Riders in retracing the 1961 Rides from Washington, DC to Jackson, MS

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Accepted students will participate at no cost to them. All transportation, hotel and food expenses are covered by American Experience.

Students will participate in an intergenerational conversation about civic engagement.
What does it mean today? What has changed since 1961?
What inspires young people to “get on the bus”?

SHARE the journey. Through live blogging, Twitter, and Facebook, the students on the bus will be able to share their experiences and, in a sense, bring others along on their journey.


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