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The Strategy: A Short Film from Freedom Riders

  • Aired: 01/12/2011
  • 04:57
  • Rating: NR
In the decades after WWII, civil rights leaders relied on legal and legislative challenges to dismantle segregation. But in the early 1960s, activists impatient for change turned to a new strategy: non-violent direct action.
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The Strategy: A Short Film from Freedom Riders
The Strategy: A Short Film from Freedom Riders
Future Freedom Riders trained in Nashville by role-playing nonviolence.
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