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        Freedom Riders: The Inspiration

        Media Credits:

        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.


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

        Project Funded By:

        Funder: Liberty Mutual Funder: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation-grayscale Funder: PBS Funder Logo-grayscale Funder: Documentary Investment Group-grayscale Funder: National Endowment for the Humanities-grayscale Funder: Corporation for Public Broadcasting - CPB | 2017

        Project Credits:

        The American Experience: "Freedom Riders" Collection on PBS LearningMedia is a collaboration of WGBH Educational Productions, WGBH Interactive, and WGBH Media Library. Exclusive corporate funding for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual. Major funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "Freedom Riders" has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Because Democracy Demands Wisdom. Additional funding provided by Lynn Bay Dayton, Nordblum Family Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Public Television Viewers. American Experience is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.

        Production Credits

        Project Management

        Denise Blumenthal

        Joe Brandt

        Karen Cariani

        Christine Dietlin

        Howard Lurie

        Peter Pinch

        Ted Sicker

        Resource Production Team

        Bob Blumenthal

        Anna Brooks

        Julie Ecker

        Susana Fernandes

        Irena Fayngold

        Lisa Rosenthal

        Barbara Seidl

        Mitch Smith

        Catherine Zaker

        Business Management

        Maria Constantinides

        Polly Searles


        Dr. Steven Cohen, Tufts University

        Dr. Vivian Johnson, Boston University

        Copy Editor

        Cynthia Bond

        Video Closed Captioning

        Media Access Group

        Resource Credits

        Bob Adelman/Magnum Photos

        Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama

        Associated Press

        Bill Steber Photography

        Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

        Birmingham News

        Birmingham Public Library


        Center for Documentary Media

        Corbis Motion

        Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos

        Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos

        Leonard Freed/Magnum Photos

        Getty Images

        Historic Films Archive

        ITN Source

        James Farmer's "Freedom Ride" May 4, 1961/di-01584/Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas

        Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.

        Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos

        MacDonald & Associates

        Constantine Manos/Magnum Photos

        Janie McKinney

        Jack Moebes/CORBIS

        Nashville Public Library, Special Collections

        NBC Universal Archives

        Odyssey Productions

        Streamline Films, Inc.

        The Tennessean

        Thought Equity Motion/CBS

        Tommy Giles Photographic Services

        UCLA Film & Television Archive

        WSB Newsfilm Collection, University of Georgia Libraries

        WPA Film Library

        WVTM-TV, Birmingham Broadcasting

        James Zwerg


        Special thanks to AFTRA and AF of M for granting permission to use segments produced with participation of their members.

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