I'll openly admit that as a Southerner in the U.S., this is a part of the past that I shudder to see footage of. I wasn't there but am still embarrassed and saddened that my home state and region took part in the segregation and violence. I think it's important that we all see this film not only so that we won't forget how far we've come but how far we've still got to go. It's quite uplifting to see the lengths that the Freedom Riders went to stand up for equality. They were subjected to horrible violence and sentenced to jail terms but more and more of them just kept making their way down South until their goal was met. Many of them still work for equality today.
The documentary shows a wealth of incredible footage as well as interviews with many of the people who took part. Truly an amazing story. Watch it if you can: