2616 | Remembering the Freedom Riders

2616 | Remembering the Freedom Riders

Black Issues Forum 2010 - 2011

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The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the civil campaign the Freedom Rides. In the summer of 1961, a group of courageous young activists endured bloody mob violence, suffered police arrests, and stood down death threats in a fight for human dignity. For the first time ever their story is told in the compelling American Experience documentary "Freedom Riders." In this edition of Black Issues Forum, join host Deborah Holt Noel at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh for a taped panel discussion about civil rights demonstrations and fairness in public transportation.
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The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the civil campaign the Freedom Rides. In the summer of 1961, a group of courageous young activists endured bloody mob violence, suffered police arrests, and stood down death threats in a fight for human dignity. For the first time ever their story is told in the compelling American Experience documentary "Freedom Riders." In this edition of Black Issues Forum, join host Deborah Holt Noel at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh for a taped panel discussion about civil rights demonstrations and fairness in public transportation.
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