From May through December, 1961 more than 400 African Americans and Whites risked their lives by traveling together on buses to integrate interstate transportation. The "Freedom Riders" stopped through Montgomery, Alabama, where they were beaten and cursed. And 13 year old Valda Montgomery was there when they came to her home for shelter and food. On the next Another View, we'll talk with Dr. Montgomery about her experiences growing up in the midst of the Civil Rights movement which she chronicles in her book "Just A Neighbor". And we'll meet a local student who's been invited to "get on the bus" with surviving Freedom Riders as they all re-trace the original routes. We commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders, on the next Another View, Friday, May 13, 2011 at 9P on WHRO-TV, digital 15.1.
AND JOIN US FOR THE PBS "AMERICAN EXPERIENCE" PROGRAM, "FREEDOM RIDERS", MONDAY, MAY 16 AT 9 on WHRO-TV, digital 15.1