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2011 Student Freedom Riders

2011 Student Freedom Riders

Forty students are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. From May 6-May 16, they are retracing the route the Freedom Riders took in 1961.

Their rides kick off a series of events in conjunction with many of the original Freedom Riders who will meet them at 50th anniversary events. It coincides the premiere of the American Experience documentary Freedom Riders which airs on GPB May 16 at 9 p.m.

You and your students are invited to travel with them on their journey and join the discussions on intergenerational conversation about civic engagement:What does it mean today? What has changed since 1961? What inspires young people to “get on the bus.” Review the teacher's guide.

Meet the Riders
Read their bios.

Follow the Student Freedom Riders
Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Read their blog.

Watch the full episode. See more American Experience.