Tucson, AZ – May 4, 2011 –

JES & Co announced today that they have joined forces with the Oprah Winfrey show and WGBH in support of the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides in 1961. Oprah will dedicate her entire show today to honor the Riders by inviting all living participants in the original Freedom Rides to Chicago for a taping of the show. The original Riders will be joined by five participants in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride, who will recreate the seminal 1961 civil rights milestone from 5/6 to 5/16.

As part of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE films, WGBH will...

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