American Experience

Freedom Riders

Season 23 Episode 11 | 1h 53m 10s

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

Expired: 06/16/17

Rating: NR

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Original funding for Freedom Riders provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. Additional funding for Freedom Riders provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Lynn Bay Dayton and Nordblom Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.