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Freedom Riders, Documentary, 2010 IMDB

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  • The American Experience: Freedom Riders

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tv boy US

2012-05-28 00:26

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A documentary about the courageous young men and women who endured beatings and even a firebombed bus, to challenge Jim Crow laws segregating bus depots by race. Because of their actions, the Interstate Commerce Commission forced bus companies to either racially integrate their depot lounges, rest rooms, etc. or shut them down.

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tv boy US

2012-05-28 01:51

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For the impdb, the plane that took the first set of Freedom Riders out of Birmingham:

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Ddey65 US

2012-05-28 02:22

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There's some footage of a heavily armored 1964 International Harvester Loadstar bought by the Mississippi State Police Department as an attempt to intimidate civil rights marchers that was shown in the PBS documentary "Eyes on the Prize."

tv boy US

2012-05-28 02:34

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Didn't see anything like that in this one, Ddey, just the Chevy paddy wagon:

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BTW maybe I or someone else should try to get images from "Eyes on the Prize"? It would be a good way to get Rosa Parks' bus in our database if it's not here already.

sixcyl FR

2012-05-28 08:37

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Since this era to Obama's presidence today...what result path for this nation History! It remember us that fight for fair cause and justice is always necessary and essential!

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sixcyl FR

2012-05-28 09:06

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Aircraft at:
http://www.impdb.org/index.php?title=Freedom_Riders

tv boy US

2012-05-28 09:33

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Good point sixcyl, at one point, we see a 1961 clip of then-attorney general Robert Kennedy predicting that we'd one day have a black president!

Andre Malraux RO

2012-05-28 13:38

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Obama is only half black. So is not more black than white. ;)

I can't wait the day when France will have an arab president. It will be the end. :D

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ingo DE

2012-05-28 15:12

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Well, our second last president thought for his most lifetime, that he was born in Romania as his older brothers and sisters, until he had found out, that he was in fact born in Poland.

Andre Malraux RO

2012-05-28 19:07

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Schroder's father is burried in Romania, where he died, in WWII.

sixcyl FR

2012-05-29 08:16

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Andre Malraux wrote Obama is only half black. So is not more black than white. ;)

I can't wait the day when France will have an arab president. It will be the end. :D


A lesbian half arab-jewish laic woman of the left wing for President at the Rebublique Française, I vote for ! :D

Andre Malraux RO

2012-05-29 17:32

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That's very nice, but why not a bisexual woman? And why not of the extreme left wing? And why not a mentally retarded candidate with no political/economical program? Just for proving you make no discrimnation what so ever. ;)

I suppose you voted Sarko just because is half hungarian and quarter jewish. :D

By the way, in 50 - 100 years arabs and black men will assimilate french people. And goodbye french culture :hello: . And I'm afraid this is true for whole Europe. :D

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Nightrider RU

2012-05-29 17:52

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Why not hermaphrodite? Are they hard to find?

Andre Malraux RO

2012-05-29 18:37

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:lol:

ingo DE

2012-05-29 22:30

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Andre Malraux wrote And why not a mentally retarded candidate with no political/economical program?

In fact, these ARE the real ones. Impossible to find anyone without these chracteristics.

G-MANN UK

2012-05-29 22:32

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I immediately thought of George W. Bush when I read Andre's comment there.

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