Trailways Bus Station Tribute to Freedom Riders

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. Officials and activists spoke about the progress that had been made. There was music from the Freedom Singers.

This All People’s Program was a special program at the original site of the Trailways Bus Station where the first of two buses arrived in Jackson, Miss., from Washington, D.C., carrying the original 13 Freedom Riders. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Trailways Bus Station Tribute to Freedom Riders

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Program ID:
299677-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
First Aired:
Jul 30, 2011
Last Aired:
Jul 31, 2011

Airing Details

  • Jul 30, 2011 | 9:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 31, 2011 | 1:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 31, 2011 | 2:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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