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American Experience

Chapter 1 | Freedom Riders

Watch a preview of Freedom Riders.

Chapter 1 | Freedom Riders

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

Buses Are A-Coming

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

Buses Are A-Coming

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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

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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

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American Experience

Practicing Non-Violence

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

Practicing Non-Violence

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American Experience

A Simple, But Daring Plan

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

A Simple, But Daring Plan

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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 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 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 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

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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.

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American Experience

Day 10: Jason McGaughey

The final post from the Student Freedom Rider Jason McGaughey.

Day 10: Jason McGaughey

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American Experience

Reconciliation in Anniston

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

Reconciliation in Anniston

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

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American Experience

Day 10: Erica Shekell

The final video of 2011 Student Freedom Rider Erica Shekell.

Day 10: Erica Shekell

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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

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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

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American Experience

Day 8: Francisco Diaz

Francisco Diaz asks his fellow riders what music inspires them.

Day 8: Francisco Diaz

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 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

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