PBS Freedom Riders

Because 2011 is the 40 year anniversary of the Freedom Riders, the brave participants are being celebrated in many ways (they were even on Oprah!). PBS created a documentary on the brave men and women who risked their lives by riding buses into the South at the height of the Civil Rights movement. This film is actually available for viewing on PBS’s website, along with a great deal of accompanying features. There is an interactive map of the route, a complete roster of Freedom Riders with background information on each, and a great deal of background on the movement itself. This is a really rich source of information, and the film is just icing on the cake.

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