Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Education & Schools
  3. Public Schools

NH student joins original Freedom Riders in retracing of 1961 bus rides

See also

According to Susan Adams, Education Manager of NHPTV, Meghan Chandra of Merrimack (currently attending the University of Pennsylvania) joins 39 other college students and some of the original Freedom Riders as they retrace the famous bus rides of 1961 from Washington, DC to New Orleans, LA. The journey began May 6 and will continue through May 16.

This trip, coordinated by PBS, kicks off a series of commerations of the 50th anniversary of a pivital time in the civil rights movement. The Freedom Riders took a revolutionary step in the battle for civil rights. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives, many enduring beatings and imprisonment, for traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.

Ms. Chandra and the other participating students are using social media to share their experiences on the journey. Visit the American Experience: Freedom Riders page to watch videos, read journal entries, and sign up for updates.

Comments

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos