This is the story of more than four hundred Americans who participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed, 'Freedom Riders' challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act. —Anonymous
Embarrassed by what I didn't know
I've seen many documentaries and movies, and read many books about the Civil Rights movement; I'd never seen anything focused specifically on the Freedom Riders and the Freedom Rides. They'd always been mentioned in other works, prominently, but still auxiliarily. "Freedom Riders" is a historically important and necessary documentary. The Freedom Riders should be hailed as heroes of the Civil Rights movement and I was overjoyed to see their faces and hear their words. This documentary was very revelational. I'm always learning and as much as I know I'm always embarrassed by what I didn't know. "Freedom Riders" served up a hefty helping of embarrassment that I was more than happy to eat.
- Jan 3, 2022
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