Tune in at 3pm EST to listen to Freedom Riders director Stanley Nelson and Freedom Rider Rip Patton as they are featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
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Get on the Bus: 50 Years of ‘Freedom Rides’
Fresh Air from WHYY
May 4, 2011, marks the 50th anniversary of the first Freedom Ride. To commemorate the occasion Fresh Air is replaying interviews with civil rights activist James Farmer Jr., one of the organizers of the 1961 Freedom Ride, and historian Raymond Arsenault. Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice has just been rereleased as a companion volume to the film Freedom Riders, premiering May 16, 2011, on PBS.
|Student Rider Peter Davis joined original riders Rip Patton (pictured), Bernard Lafayette and Genevieve Houghton at WGBH on April 20 for a Freedom Riders event.
After a preview screening and Q&A, the four were featured in an episode of the Calley Crossley Show.