Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Reunion

A 50th anniversary reunion was held of Freedom Riders. In the Spring and Summer of 1961, black and white Freedom Riders rode buses… read more

A 50th anniversary reunion was held of Freedom Riders. In the Spring and Summer of 1961, black and white Freedom Riders rode buses throughout the South in an effort to eradicate racial segregation in interstate travel and faced assaults and arrests that helped to ignite the Civil Rights movement nationwide. Speakers included honorary co-chairs Congressmen Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Bob Filner (D-CA) as well as the reflections of some of the Freedom Riders being honored. Hollis Watkins, Rutha Harris, and Emory Harris, members of the “Freedom Singers” sang.

This welcoming ceremony of the reunion was held at the Marriott in Jackson, Mississippi. close

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Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary Reunion

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Program ID:
299618-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Public Affairs Event
Location:
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
First Aired:
May 22, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 1, 2011

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  • May 22, 2011 | 5:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 22, 2011 | 5:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 22, 2011 | 10:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 30, 2011 | 9:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 31, 2011 | 4:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 01, 2011 | 5:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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