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Freedom Riders at a bus stop in Montgomery, Ala., in 1961.

Apr. 08, 2011

Fifty years ago, hundreds of African Americans risked their lives to ride interstate buses and challenge Jim Crow laws in the South. A new documentary on the Freedom Riders debuts at the DuSable Museum of African American History on Saturday. WBEZ’s Richard Steele talks with one of the riders to look back at his experience. Then former Chicago Bears player Jerry Azumah shares his recommendations for the weekend in the latest installment of The Weekly Guide.