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Karl Kumodzi: Student Freedom Rider

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 1m 42s

An introductory video to Karl Kumodzi, one of the forty Student Freedom Riders participating in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride. From May 6-16, college students will join original Freedom Riders in retracing the 1961 Rides from Washington, DC to New Orleans, LA.

Aired: 04/24/11

Rating: NR

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