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American Experience: Freedom Riders - Educator's Edition

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Catalogue Number:  041387
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2011


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This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.

120 minutes on 2 Discs. PDF resource guide available on the disc.


"...phenomenal stories...makes you wonder where fearless idealism in this country has gone." - Los Angeles Times

"...a superb piece of filmic journalism." - Variety


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