American Experience

The Inspiration: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 3m 32s

Mahatma Gandhi's nonviolent movement to free India from British colonial rule inspired American civil rights activists who had immersed themselves in Ghandi's teachings and viewed non-violence as an effective way to challenge the tyranny of the Jim Crow South.

Aired: 01/12/11

Rating: NR

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