American Experience

Freedom Riders

Season 23 Episode 11 | 1h 52m 28s | Video has closed captioning.

The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.

Aired: 02/06/12

Expires: 07/19/23

Rating: NR

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