American Experience

2011 Student Freedom Ride Kickoff

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 2m 20s

Scenes from Washington DC on May 6, 2011, where the forty student freedom riders meet for the first time and attend a screening of the film Freedom Riders at the Newseum.

Aired: 05/06/11

Rating: NR

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