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    Freedom's Ride

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    Gail Mooney

    by Gail Mooney

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    Touching history is a powerful thing. It forms an indelible impression that helps to shape who we are and who we can be. Freedom’s Ride is a documentary film that follows the journey of forty honors history students from two very different worlds -- a legendary all-minority high school in Harlem and a nearly all-white rural high school from an affluent New Jersey county -- as they retrace the path of the civil rights Freedom Rides of the 1960’s. With a five-day bus journey from Washington to Birmingham, each member of this diverse student group discovers the real meaning behind the notion that all men are created equal and, in doing so, uncovers the fundamental truth about personal freedom.