Alabama Public Television Presents

The Fire in Anniston: A Freedom Riders Story

Special | 56m 46s  | Video has closed captioning.

On Mother’s Day, May 14, 1961, an integrated group of "Freedom Riders" on a peaceful protest against racial segregation on interstate travel reached, Anniston, AL and their bus was attacked and then set on fire by members of the Klan. This is a compelling historical account of social injustice, the fight for equal rights, and the reckoning of a small southern town that wanted the cruelty to end.

Aired: 05/17/21

Rating: NR

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