The 2011 Student Freedom Ride was the center piece of a major outreach campaign leading up to the May 16, PBS American Experience broadcast of Stanley Nelson's acclaimed film Freedom Riders, the powerful and inspirational story of the more than 400 black and white men and women who, using non-violent tactics, challenged segregated facilities in theSouth in 1961.
Two Milwakee students were selected to take the honor ride. Maricela Aguilar of Marquette University's Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2012 and, Alicia Skeeter of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Class of 2013.
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