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Liberal Studies’ Astiz Selected for Student Freedom Ride

Liliana Graciela Astiz, a sophomore in NYU’s Liberal Studies Program, is one of 40 students from across the nation to be selected by PBS’s award-winning documentary series “American Experience” to take part in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

PBS “American Experience” has organized the 2011 Student Freedom Ride to retrace the 1961 bus rides of hundreds of black and white Americans across the Deep South in violation of Jim Crow laws. Marking the 50th anniversary of this historic journey, students will retrace the steps of the original Freedom Riders as they journey from Washington, D.C. to Jackson, Miss. from May 6 to May 16. Read more…


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