WXXI Freedom Riders

In honor of the Civil Rights Movement, WXXI-TV
and Radio will broadcast a variety of programs featuring
the men and women who shaped this American experience.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 9:00pm
Relive 1964's Freedom Summer and the dramatic struggle for equality in Mississippi.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 9:00pm
Host Al Letson explores how a person who changed the course of American history did not become a household name.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Learn why this unconventional revolutionary paid dearly for her instant fame.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
Follow Whitney Young’s journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. 
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 4:00pm
On January 28, 1963, a young black man from Charleston named Harvey Gantt enrolled at Clemson College, making him the first African American accepted to a white school in South Carolina.

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