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    Video thumbnail: American Experience Before Rosa Parks, There Was Irene Morgan

    American Experience

    Before Rosa Parks, There Was Irene Morgan

    Irene Morgan fought her 1944 arrest for sitting in the front of an interstate bus.

    Before Rosa Parks, There Was Irene Morgan

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    American Experience

    Freedom Riders Preview

    Rebroadcasts Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Check your local listings.

    Freedom Riders Preview

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Why Be a Freedom Rider?

    American Experience

    Why Be a Freedom Rider?

    In this video from 1961, two Freedom Riders explain what they're doing.

    Why Be a Freedom Rider?

    Video thumbnail: American Experience A Simple, But Daring Plan

    American Experience

    A Simple, But Daring Plan

    Learn about the 1961 Freedom Rides from the Freedom Riders themselves.

    A Simple, But Daring Plan

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Buses Are A-Coming

    American Experience

    Buses Are A-Coming

    Even in prison, the Freedom Riders found ways to advocate for their beliefs.

    Buses Are A-Coming

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Travelling in the Segregated South

    American Experience

    Travelling in the Segregated South

    For African-Americans, travel in the segregated South was insulting at best.

    Travelling in the Segregated South

    Video thumbnail: American Experience This Was Absolute War

    American Experience

    This Was Absolute War

    May 1961, a busload of Freedom Riders were confronted by an angry mob in Montgomery, AL.

    This Was Absolute War

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Practicing Non-Violence

    American Experience

    Practicing Non-Violence

    Civil rights activists rehearsed non-violence, and were prepared to face violence.

    Practicing Non-Violence

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Down Freedom's Main Line

    American Experience

    Down Freedom's Main Line

    Two activists reflect on what the Freedom Rides meant for the Civil Rights movement.

    Down Freedom's Main Line

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Carter on the Economy: Energy Crisis

    American Experience

    Carter on the Economy: Energy Crisis

    Carter asked Americans to cut down their energy usage during a fireside chat in 1977.

    Carter on the Economy: Energy Crisis

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Alicia Skeeter: James Farmer Quotes

    American Experience

    Alicia Skeeter: James Farmer Quotes

    Alicia Skeeter talks with her peers about the words of civil rights leader James Farmer.

    Alicia Skeeter: James Farmer Quotes

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 10: Charles Reed Jr.

    American Experience

    Day 10: Charles Reed Jr.

    Charles Reed Jr. discusses his thoughts at the end of the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

    Day 10: Charles Reed Jr.

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Reconciliation in Anniston

    American Experience

    Reconciliation in Anniston

    Erica Shekell's video of reconciliation in Anniston, Alabama.

    Reconciliation in Anniston

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    American Experience

    Day 10: Jason McGaughey

    The final post from the Student Freedom Rider Jason McGaughey.

    Day 10: Jason McGaughey

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 10: Esther Kim

    American Experience

    Day 10: Esther Kim

    Student Freedom Rider Esther Kim sings and plays "We Shall Overcome" on the ukulele.

    Day 10: Esther Kim

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 10: Erica Shekell

    American Experience

    Day 10: Erica Shekell

    The final video of 2011 Student Freedom Rider Erica Shekell.

    Day 10: Erica Shekell

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 7: Sarah Cheshire

    American Experience

    Day 7: Sarah Cheshire

    Sarah Cheshire interviews original riders Jim Zwerg and Joan Mulholland.

    Day 7: Sarah Cheshire

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 10: Tania Smith

    American Experience

    Day 10: Tania Smith

    Student Tania Smith's video about the importance of music to the Freedom Riders.

    Day 10: Tania Smith

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 7 at the 16th Street Church

    American Experience

    Day 7 at the 16th Street Church

    The student freedom riders attend a concert in the 16th Street Baptist Church.

    Day 7 at the 16th Street Church

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Michael Tubbs Speaks at Jim Hill High School

    American Experience

    Michael Tubbs Speaks at Jim Hill High School

    Student freedom rider Michael Tubbs speaks to students at Jim Hill High School.

    Michael Tubbs Speaks at Jim Hill High School

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 8: Francisco Diaz

    American Experience

    Day 8: Francisco Diaz

    Francisco Diaz asks his fellow riders what music inspires them.

    Day 8: Francisco Diaz

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 9: Doaa Dorgham

    American Experience

    Day 9: Doaa Dorgham

    Doaa Dorgham films her fellow Student Freedom Riders' doing their own "freedom dances."

    Day 9: Doaa Dorgham

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 10: Karl Kumodzi

    American Experience

    Day 10: Karl Kumodzi

    Karl Kumodzi shows the enthusiastic welcome received by the 2011 Freedom Ride.

    Day 10: Karl Kumodzi

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 9: JoyEllen Freeman

    American Experience

    Day 9: JoyEllen Freeman

    Student Freedom Rider JoyEllen Freeman interviews Montgomery, AL native Stephanie Burton.

    Day 9: JoyEllen Freeman

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