Monday, November 29, 2010

Freedom Rides

Some of you may be interested in this unique opportunity to retrace the steps of the 1961 Freedom Rides.  40 students will be chosen for the experience.  PBS is accepting applications now until January 17th.  More info is at:
American Experience Invites College Students to “Get on the Bus”
Be one of 40 college students to join original Freedom Riders
in retracing the 1961 Rides.
May 6-16, 2011: Washington, DC to Jackson, MS
Apply now!
JOIN students from across the country in retracing the route of the 1961 Freedom Rides. Accepted students will participate at no cost to them. All transportation, hotel and food expenses are covered by American Experience.
PARTICIPATE in an intergenerational conversation about civic engagement.
What does it mean today? What has changed since 1961?
What inspires young people to “get on the bus”?
SHARE the journey.
Through live blogging, Twitter, and Facebook, the students on the bus will be able to share their experiences and, in a sense, bring others along on their journey.
Application period is open!
Application deadline: January 17, 2011
Decisions announced: February 2011



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