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    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 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 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 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 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 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 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

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Freedom Riders Preview

    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 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

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 10: Jason McGaughey

    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 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: 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 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 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 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 9: JoyEllen Freeman

    American Experience

    Day 9: JoyEllen Freeman

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

    Day 9: JoyEllen Freeman

    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 10: Benjameen Quarless

    American Experience

    Day 10: Benjameen Quarless

    Benjameen describes three things he has learned on the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

    Day 10: Benjameen Quarless

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 8: Meghna Chandra

    American Experience

    Day 8: Meghna Chandra

    Student Freedom Rider Meghna Chandra shares some of her favorite moments from Day 8.

    Day 8: Meghna Chandra

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 10: Rachael DeMarce

    American Experience

    Day 10: Rachael DeMarce

    Student Freedom Rider Rachael DeMarce places her name on the Wall of Tolerance.

    Day 10: Rachael DeMarce

    Video thumbnail: American Experience 2011 Student Freedom Ride

    American Experience

    2011 Student Freedom Ride

    Be one of 40 college students to join original Freedom Riders in retracing the 1961 Rides.

    2011 Student Freedom Ride

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 9: Will Dale

    American Experience

    Day 9: Will Dale

    2011 Student Freedom Rider Will Dale reflects on the last few days of the ride.

    Day 9: Will Dale

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 8: Kaitlyn Whiteside

    American Experience

    Day 8: Kaitlyn Whiteside

    Kaitlyn describes watching the film now knowing several of the original Freedom Riders

    Day 8: Kaitlyn Whiteside

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 8: Collis Crews

    American Experience

    Day 8: Collis Crews

    In Montgomery, AL, Student Freedom Rider Collis Crews reflects on hate crimes.

    Day 8: Collis Crews

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 8: Jayanni Webster

    American Experience

    Day 8: Jayanni Webster

    Jayanni Webster asks her fellow Student Freedom Riders what are their greatest passions.

    Day 8: Jayanni Webster

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Helen and Bob Singleton

    American Experience

    Helen and Bob Singleton

    The original Freedom Riders revisit the site of their 1961 arrest in Jackson, MS.

    Helen and Bob Singleton

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 6: Erica Shekell

    American Experience

    Day 6: Erica Shekell

    Erica Shekell reflects on her time as a 2011 Student Freedom Rider.

    Day 6: Erica Shekell

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 9: Maricela Aguilar

    American Experience

    Day 9: Maricela Aguilar

    Maricela Aguilar describes the variety of causes important to her fellow Student Riders.

    Day 9: Maricela Aguilar

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Meet the Riders

    American Experience

    Meet the Riders

    An introduction to the 40 student freedom riders.

    Meet the Riders

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 9: Carla Orendorff

    American Experience

    Day 9: Carla Orendorff

    Carla Orendorff films her fellow Student Riders writing messages on the sidewalk in chalk.

    Day 9: Carla Orendorff

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 9: Rachael DeMarce

    American Experience

    Day 9: Rachael DeMarce

    Rachael's application for the 2011 Student Ride led to a special chat with her grandmother

    Day 9: Rachael DeMarce

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 8: Anna Nutter

    American Experience

    Day 8: Anna Nutter

    Student Freedom Rider Anna Nutter describes her personal feelings about non-violence.

    Day 8: Anna Nutter

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 8: Samantha Williams

    American Experience

    Day 8: Samantha Williams

    Samantha Williams interviews Riders on their feelings about "the N word".

    Day 8: Samantha Williams

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 9: Davy Knittle

    American Experience

    Day 9: Davy Knittle

    Davy Knittle asks his fellow Student Freedom Riders where their courage comes from.

    Day 9: Davy Knittle

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Freedom Riders Theatrical Trailer

    American Experience

    Freedom Riders Theatrical Trailer

    Airs Monday, May 16, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Check your local listings.

    Freedom Riders Theatrical Trailer

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 7: Bakhrom Ismoilov

    American Experience

    Day 7: Bakhrom Ismoilov

    Behind the scenes with the Student Freedom Riders on Day 7 of the 2011 Ride.

    Day 7: Bakhrom Ismoilov

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 7: Rajlakshmi De

    American Experience

    Day 7: Rajlakshmi De

    Rajlakshmi De interviews students about the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

    Day 7: Rajlakshmi De

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 6: Carla Orendorff

    American Experience

    Day 6: Carla Orendorff

    Student Freedom Rider Carla Orendorff considers economic disparity.

    Day 6: Carla Orendorff

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Anna Nutter

    American Experience

    Day 4: Anna Nutter

    Anna Nutter ponders why she was chosen to participate in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

    Day 4: Anna Nutter

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 8: Michellay Cole, Diary of a Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Day 8: Michellay Cole, Diary of a Freedom Rider

    Student Freedom Rider Michellay Cole's Diary of a Freedom Rider, part 2.

    Day 8: Michellay Cole, Diary of a Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 7: Tariq Meyers

    American Experience

    Day 7: Tariq Meyers

    Student Freedom Rider Tariq Meyers described the power of love to enable healing.

    Day 7: Tariq Meyers

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 6: LeRoy Ford

    American Experience

    Day 6: LeRoy Ford

    Student Freedom Rider LeRoy Ford reflects on the 2011 visit to Anniston, AL.

    Day 6: LeRoy Ford

    Video thumbnail: American Experience "Race still matters, Jack," from John Seigenthaler

    American Experience

    "Race still matters, Jack," from John Seigenthaler

    John Seigenthaler describes telling his grandson the story of the Freedom Rides.

    "Race still matters, Jack," from John Seigenthaler

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 6: Marshall Houston

    American Experience

    Day 6: Marshall Houston

    "Nonviolence is creative" Davy Knittle raps in Marshall Houston's video.

    Day 6: Marshall Houston

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 5: Jason McGaughey

    American Experience

    Day 5: Jason McGaughey

    Jason McGaughey asks his fellow Student Freedom Riders their definitions of reconciliation

    Day 5: Jason McGaughey

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 6: Alicia Skeeter

    American Experience

    Day 6: Alicia Skeeter

    Alicia Skeeter asks what will be left in Anniston, AL after the bus leaves.

    Day 6: Alicia Skeeter

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 5: Karl Kumodzi

    American Experience

    Day 5: Karl Kumodzi

    Student Freedom Rider Karl Kumodzi reflects on the 2011 Ride's visit to Anniston, AL.

    Day 5: Karl Kumodzi

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 6: May Mgbolu and Ryan Price

    American Experience

    Day 6: May Mgbolu and Ryan Price

    Two Student Freedom Riders perform a slam poem they wrote, "Equality."

    Day 6: May Mgbolu and Ryan Price

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 5: Esther Kim

    American Experience

    Day 5: Esther Kim

    In historically significant Anniston, AL, Esther Kim observes similarities to her hometown

    Day 5: Esther Kim

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 5: Charles Reed Jr.

    American Experience

    Day 5: Charles Reed Jr.

    Part 1 of Student Freedom Rider Charles Reed's video journal.

    Day 5: Charles Reed Jr.

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 5: Lu-Anne Haukaas Lopez

    American Experience

    Day 5: Lu-Anne Haukaas Lopez

    Lu-Anne Haukaas Lopez sings Freedom Songs with Earnest "Rip" Patton.

    Day 5: Lu-Anne Haukaas Lopez

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 6: Zilong Wang

    American Experience

    Day 6: Zilong Wang

    Student Freedom Rider Zilong Wang discusses injustices around the world today.

    Day 6: Zilong Wang

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Charles Jones

    American Experience

    Charles Jones

    "This Little Light of Mine," by Charles Jones and the 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Charles Jones

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Freedom Rider Reverend Reginald Green

    American Experience

    Freedom Rider Reverend Reginald Green

    Freedom Rider Rev. Reginald Green sings to the 40 student riders.

    Freedom Rider Reverend Reginald Green

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    American Experience

    Day 4: JoyEllen Freeman

    Student Rider JoyEllen Freeman asks Ernest "Rip" Patton whether he experienced self doubt.

    Day 4: JoyEllen Freeman

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Doaa Dorgham

    American Experience

    Day 4: Doaa Dorgham

    Doaa Dorgham interviews North Carolina students on the civil rights movement.

    Day 4: Doaa Dorgham

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Samantha Williams

    American Experience

    Day 4: Samantha Williams

    Samantha Williams' interview with undocumented Student Freedom Rider Maricela Aguilar.

    Day 4: Samantha Williams

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Will Dale

    American Experience

    Day 4: Will Dale

    Student freedom rider Will Dale reacts to his time on the bus.

    Day 4: Will Dale

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Lily Astiz

    American Experience

    Day 4: Lily Astiz

    Student Freedom Rider Lily Astiz captures the deeper and lighter moments of the 2011 ride.

    Day 4: Lily Astiz

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Michael Tubbs

    American Experience

    Day 4: Michael Tubbs

    Student Freedom Rider Michael Tubbs "sees the light."

    Day 4: Michael Tubbs

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Rachael DeMarce

    American Experience

    Day 4: Rachael DeMarce

    Student freedom rider Rachael DeMarce shares some exciting news.

    Day 4: Rachael DeMarce

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Collis Crews

    American Experience

    Day 4: Collis Crews

    Student Freedom Rider Collis Crews describes exhibits at the Civil Rights Museum.

    Day 4: Collis Crews

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Davy Knittle

    American Experience

    Day 4: Davy Knittle

    What are the questions that Americans do not ask themselves about race?

    Day 4: Davy Knittle

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Benjameen Quarless

    American Experience

    Day 4: Benjameen Quarless

    Student Freedom Rider Ben Quarless reads a poem he composed.

    Day 4: Benjameen Quarless

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 4: Pete Davis

    American Experience

    Day 4: Pete Davis

    Student Freedom Rider Pete Davis discusses his generation's desire for vessels for action.

    Day 4: Pete Davis

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 1: Jayanni Webster

    American Experience

    Day 1: Jayanni Webster

    Student Freedom Rider Jayanni Webster discusses bringing together collective energy.

    Day 1: Jayanni Webster

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 3: John Walker

    American Experience

    Day 3: John Walker

    John Walker gets reactions to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.

    Day 3: John Walker

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 3: Filmmakers as Activists

    American Experience

    Day 3: Filmmakers as Activists

    Student Freedom Rider Francisco Diaz interviews his peers about filmmaking and activism.

    Day 3: Filmmakers as Activists

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Meet Doaa Dorgham

    American Experience

    Meet Doaa Dorgham

    A profile of Doaa Dorgham, one of the 40 student freedom riders.

    Meet Doaa Dorgham

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 3: Samantha Williams

    American Experience

    Day 3: Samantha Williams

    Samantha Williams interviews undocumented Student Freedom Rider Maricela Aguilar.

    Day 3: Samantha Williams

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 3: Meghna Chandra

    American Experience

    Day 3: Meghna Chandra

    Student Freedom Rider Meghna Chandra asks what her peers do to facilitate change at home.

    Day 3: Meghna Chandra

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    American Experience

    Day 3: Because We Knew it was Right

    Student rider Maricela Aguilar talks about the power of the youth movement.

    Day 3: Because We Knew it was Right

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    American Experience

    Day 2: Mother's Day Recollections

    Student Rajlakshmi De talks to Freedom Rider Helen Singleton about her own mother.

    Day 2: Mother's Day Recollections

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 2: Michellay Cole, Diary of a Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Day 2: Michellay Cole, Diary of a Freedom Rider

    Michellay Cole's Diary of a Freedom Rider interviews three of the Original Freedom Riders.

    Day 2: Michellay Cole, Diary of a Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 2: Diana Mahoney

    American Experience

    Day 2: Diana Mahoney

    Diana Mahoney interviews fellow student freedom riders about the southern perspective.

    Day 2: Diana Mahoney

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 2: Student Freedom Ride

    American Experience

    Day 2: Student Freedom Ride

    Day 2: Student Freedom Ride -- Follow Their Journey

    Day 2: Student Freedom Ride

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 2: Bakhrom Ismoilov

    American Experience

    Day 2: Bakhrom Ismoilov

    Bakhrom Ismoilov asks fellow students about their first two days on the 2011 Freedom Ride.

    Day 2: Bakhrom Ismoilov

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 2: Tariq Meyers

    American Experience

    Day 2: Tariq Meyers

    Student rider Tariq Meyers draws parallels between the 2011 Riders and the story of Jacob.

    Day 2: Tariq Meyers

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 2: Marshall Houston

    American Experience

    Day 2: Marshall Houston

    Marshall Houston asks: What is my identity? What are my beliefs? And what are my actions?

    Day 2: Marshall Houston

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 2: Sarah Cheshire

    American Experience

    Day 2: Sarah Cheshire

    Sarah Cheshire asks, What does the concept of enacting social change mean?

    Day 2: Sarah Cheshire

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 1: LeRoy Ford

    American Experience

    Day 1: LeRoy Ford

    LeRoy Ford talks about the speakers of Day 1 of the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

    Day 1: LeRoy Ford

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 1: Stephanie Burton

    American Experience

    Day 1: Stephanie Burton

    Stephanie Burton reflects on Day 1 of the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

    Day 1: Stephanie Burton

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 1: Carla's

    American Experience

    Day 1: Carla's

    Carla Orendorff talks to her 39 fellow student freedom riders.

    Day 1: Carla's

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 1: Carla Orendorff

    American Experience

    Day 1: Carla Orendorff

    Carla Orendorff reflects on Day 1 of the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

    Day 1: Carla Orendorff

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Student Freedom Ride Day 1: Alicia Skeeter

    American Experience

    Student Freedom Ride Day 1: Alicia Skeeter

    "As human beings, we have a right to truth," says Alicia Skeeter.

    Student Freedom Ride Day 1: Alicia Skeeter

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 1: Ryan Price

    American Experience

    Day 1: Ryan Price

    Ryan Price, 2011 Student Freedom Rider, reflects on Day 1.

    Day 1: Ryan Price

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 1: Zilong Wang

    American Experience

    Day 1: Zilong Wang

    An interview by Zilong Wang, 2011 Student Freedom Rider, on Day 1.

    Day 1: Zilong Wang

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 2: Robert Sgrignoli

    American Experience

    Day 2: Robert Sgrignoli

    2011 Student Freedom Rider Robert Sgrignoli shares his perspective.

    Day 2: Robert Sgrignoli

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 1: May Mgbolu

    American Experience

    Day 1: May Mgbolu

    May Mgbolu speaks about the first day of the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

    Day 1: May Mgbolu

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Day 1: Kaitlyn Whiteside

    American Experience

    Day 1: Kaitlyn Whiteside

    Kaitlyn Whiteside talks about Day 1 of the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

    Day 1: Kaitlyn Whiteside

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    American Experience

    Day 2: From DC to Fredericksburg, VA

    Singing and riding the bus from Washington, D.C. to Fredericksburg, VA.

    Day 2: From DC to Fredericksburg, VA

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    American Experience

    2011 Student Freedom Ride Kickoff

    Scenes from the kickoff of the 2011 Student Freedom Ride.

    2011 Student Freedom Ride Kickoff

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette Sings

    American Experience

    Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette Sings

    Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette sings a song before the 2011 Student Freedom Ride begins.

    Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette Sings

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Meet Ryan Price

    American Experience

    Meet Ryan Price

    A profile of Ryan Price, one of the 40 student freedom riders.

    Meet Ryan Price

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Meet Peter Davis

    American Experience

    Meet Peter Davis

    A profile of Peter Davis, one of the 40 student freedom riders.

    Meet Peter Davis

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Meet Robert Sgrignoli

    American Experience

    Meet Robert Sgrignoli

    Meet Rob Sgrignoli, one of the 40 student freedom riders.

    Meet Robert Sgrignoli

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Meet Tariq Meyers

    American Experience

    Meet Tariq Meyers

    A profile of Tariq Meyers, one of the 40 student freedom riders.

    Meet Tariq Meyers

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Meet Zilong Wang

    American Experience

    Meet Zilong Wang

    A profile of Zilong Wang, one of the 40 student freedom riders.

    Meet Zilong Wang

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Meet Liliana Astiz

    American Experience

    Meet Liliana Astiz

    A profile of Liliana Astiz, one of the 40 student freedom riders.

    Meet Liliana Astiz

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Meet Tania Smith

    American Experience

    Meet Tania Smith

    A profile of Tania Smith, one of the 40 student freedom riders.

    Meet Tania Smith

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Meet Charles Reed, Jr.

    American Experience

    Meet Charles Reed, Jr.

    A profile of Charles Reed, Jr., one of the 40 student freedom riders.

    Meet Charles Reed, Jr.

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Karl Kumodzi: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Karl Kumodzi: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Karl Kumodzi, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Karl Kumodzi: Student Freedom Rider

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    American Experience

    The Young Witness: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

    Janie McKinney was twelve years old when the Freedom Riders came through her hometown.

    The Young Witness: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

    Video thumbnail: American Experience The Fresh Troops: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

    American Experience

    The Fresh Troops: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

    Future Freedom Riders were trained in nonviolence.

    The Fresh Troops: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

    Video thumbnail: American Experience The Turning Point: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

    American Experience

    The Turning Point: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

    The state of Mississippi's plan to bankrupt CORE backfired on August 14, 1961.

    The Turning Point: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

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    American Experience

    The Tactic: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

    Former students in the 1960s South recount the difficulty of the practice of nonviolence.

    The Tactic: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Carla Orendorff: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Carla Orendorff: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Carla Orendorff, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Carla Orendorff: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Jason McGaughey: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Jason McGaughey: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Jason McGaughey, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Jason McGaughey: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Michael Tubbs: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Michael Tubbs: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Michael Tubbs, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Michael Tubbs: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Benjameen Quarless: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Benjameen Quarless: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Benjameen Quarless, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Benjameen Quarless: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Peter Davis: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Peter Davis: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Peter Davis, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Peter Davis: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Robert Sgrignoli: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Robert Sgrignoli: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Robert Sgrignoli, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Robert Sgrignoli: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Charles Reed, Jr: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Charles Reed, Jr: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Charles Reed Jr., one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Charles Reed, Jr: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Liliana Graciela Astiz: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Liliana Graciela Astiz: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Liliana Graciela Astiz, one of the forty Student Freedom Riders.

    Liliana Graciela Astiz: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Rajlakshmi De: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Rajlakshmi De: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Rajlakshmi De, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Rajlakshmi De: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Michellay Cole: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Michellay Cole: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Michellay Cole, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Michellay Cole: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience William Dale: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    William Dale: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to William Dale, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    William Dale: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience LeRoy Ford: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    LeRoy Ford: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to LeRoy Ford, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    LeRoy Ford: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Rachael DeMarce: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Rachael DeMarce: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Rachael DeMarce, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.

    Rachael DeMarce: Student Freedom Rider

    Video thumbnail: American Experience Bakhrom Ismoilov: Student Freedom Rider

    American Experience

    Bakhrom Ismoilov: Student Freedom Rider

    An introductory video to Bakhrom Ismoilov, one of the forty 2011 Student Freedom Riders.