Tuesday, December 31, 2013
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Freedom Riders: The Music
The riders caught the imagination of the nation and drew hundreds from all over the country to the Deep South to show their solidarity, making Jackson ground zero for the movement. Eventually, three hundred served time in Parchman: It became a badge of honor for the riders and a symbol of shame for Mississippi.
“How do you boil down the story to its essence and make sure it is the same story and not historically inaccurate?”