Journey to Freedom - Retrace the Freedom Rides
Retrace two of the most influential Freedom Rides of 1961: the original CORE Freedom Ride and the Nashville Student Movement Ride.
Courtesy of "Freedom Riders," a WGBH production for PBS
The Oprah Winfrey Show | May 04, 2011
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New Orleans, Louisiana, May 15, 1961
On the evening of May 15, the CORE Freedom Riders finally arrive in New Orleans aboard an airplane arranged for by John Seigenthaler, a special assistant to Robert F. Kennedy. On the airport tarmac, they are met by a crowd of white police officers in riot gear who shout racial epithets at the Riders as they make their way to the terminal and a small, welcoming group of CORE volunteers.
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