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The Best Resources For Learning About The “Freedom Riders”

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I’m going to begin this “The Best…” list with an excerpt from NPR:

Fifty years ago today, 13 activists piled on a bus headed south to test new laws against segregation. The group of “Freedom Riders” that left Washington, D.C., that day would be one of many to confront racial discrimination in public transportation.

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Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About The “Freedom Riders”:

PBS has a huge Freedom Riders website with tons of resources. They’ll be showing a film on the Freedom Riders later this month.

LIFE has a slideshow on the Freedom Riders.

Ahead Of Anniversary, Freedom Riders Remember comes from NPR.

Slideshow: Remembering the Freedom Riders

The New York Times has a slideshow on The Freedom Riders.

The Freedom Riders, Then and Now is from The Smithsonian, and includes a photo and video gallery.

Oprah Winfrey had nearly 180 Freedom Riders on her show today, and you can see many video excerpts here.

Here’s a video report from ABC News on the anniversary:

50 years after the Freedom Riders is a Washington Post slideshow.

Freedom Riders inspire new generation of Arab protest leaders is from CNN.

The Denver Post has published a great collection of photos of the Freedom Riders: The 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Riders.

Freedom Riders remember is a slideshow from The Washington Post.

Additional suggestions are welcome.

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