A ride to remember. From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives--many endured savage beatings and imprisonment for simply traveling together on buses--as they journeyed through the Deep South, determined to test and challenge segregated travel facilities. Based on Raymond Arsenault's acclaimed book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, this powerful documentary tells the stories of the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the rides firsthand. From PBS.
- Total run time approximately 120 minutes
- Not rated