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Freedom Riders (Harlem Library Cinema Series )


June 8, 2011
National Black Programming Consortium

In 1961, during the first year of John F. Kennedy's presidency, more than four hundred Americans - self-proclaimed " Freedom Riders" - sat where they pleased on buses and trains and demanded unrestricted access to treminal restaurants and waiting rooms, even in the areas of the Deep South where such behavior was forbidden by law.

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