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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

The Pioneers: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

  • Aired: 11/28/2010
  • 03:04
  • Rating: NR
In April 1947 sixteen men - eight black and eight white - boarded a bus in Washington, DC to test compliance with a recent Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregation on interstate bus travel. Their effort blazed a trail for the Freedom Riders who followed in their footsteps nearly fifteen years later.
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The Journey of Reconciliation, the very first Freedom Ride, took place in April 1947.
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