The story of the 1961 Freedom Riders, civil-rights activists who confronted the Jim Crow laws that remained the status quo at interstate travel facilities in the South despite two Supreme Court rulings that declared them unconstitutional. The goal was to force the JFK administration, which was focused on the Cold War and international affairs, into addressing domestic civil rights. The thorough documentary includes remarks from many Riders and RFK administrative assistant John Seigenthaler.
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