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In this video segment from the American Experience: "Freedom Riders" Web site, watch interviews and newsreel footage and see archival photos to learn how ...

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This media asset comes from the American Experience: "Freedom Riders" Web site.

This media asset was excerpted from American Experience: "Freedom Riders". Third party materials courtesy of AP Images, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham News, Corbis Images, Getty Images, Historic Films, ITN Source, Johnson Publishing Company, Magnum Photos, Streamline Films, Thought Equity Motion, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Walter J. Brown Media Archives at University of Georgia, and WPA Film Library.

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Contributor: WGBH Educational Foundation

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Funder: Liberty Mutual

Funder: Documentary Investment Group

Funder: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities

Funder: Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Producer: WGBH Educational Foundation