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HomeVideoAMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Freedom Riders: The Inspiration

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Freedom Riders: The Inspiration

Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent movement to free India from British colonial rule inspired American civil rights activists who had immersed themselves in Gandhi’s teachings and viewed non-violence as an effective way to challenge the tyranny of the Jim Crow South. Watch the broadcast premiere of FREEDOM RIDERS on Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 9/8c (check your local PBS listings).