Four years after the 1957 Civil Rights Act, public transport was still segregated. In 1961, a group of multi-racial students attempted to ride together from Washington to New Orleans. The 'Freedom Rides' showed that the law and reality were very different, as the students were repeatedly attacked on their journey.

First broadcast:
4 November 2008

Pupils might devise questions that they would want answers to from the Freedom Rider, following their viewing of the clip. This could stimulate subsequent investigations.