Freedom Riders Special Edition

American Esperience’s Freedom Riders has recently been nominated for 3 Emmys for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming, and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming.   Working with Teachers’ Domain, the PBS series has created a Freedom Riders Special Edition of digital resources for middle and high school students and educators that will enhance the use of Freedom Riders in the classroom.  Among video segments from the documentary appropriate for grades 6-12:

The Inspirationdescribing the influence of India’s Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent tactics on the struggle to end illegal discrimination against African Americans in the United States

The Young Witness, showing the response of a young Alabama girl who witnessed an attack on the Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders Create Change, highlighting the impact of the 1961 Freedom Rides on the efforts to end racial segregation and discrimination in the United States

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