American Experience Freedom Riders
The story behind civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the American South. Details
Program: American Experience
Episode: Freedom Riders
The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.• Visit the Freedom Riders webpage
Premiere Date: 02/06/2012
Episode Expires: Fri 16 May 2014
TV Rating: NR
Experience the original 1961 rides with an interactive map.
Explore the Issues
Read about some of the most important issues of the Civil Rights era.
Meet the People
Biographies of Freedom Riders, movement leaders, and other figures.
2011 Freedom Ride Blog
Follow the 2011 Student Freedom Ride through student videos, pictures and essays.