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MSU student selected to accompany original Freedom Riders through the South
PBS will air Freedom Riders May 16, 2011 at 8 central time
MSU student selected to accompany original Freedom Riders through the South

MURRAY, Ky. — Threatened. Attacked. Jailed. That’s exactly what America’s original Freedom Riders faced 50 years ago this week. For Murray State University student John Walker his ride will be different, but an intense experience nevertheless.

American Experience, PBS’s most-watched history series, is sponsoring a journey to retrace the historic civil rights bus rides that changed the landscape of America. Accompanied by original Freedom Riders, 40 college students were chosen out of 1,000 applicants to participate in the bus ride from May 6-16. Walker is one ...

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