In 1961, a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders challenged segregation in the American South. From May until November, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives and liberty simply by traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South.
KACV's production team recently spoke to Amarillo residents about their experiences during the Civil Rights movement. Our Voices tells the stories of the local Civil Rights movement through the eyes of those who made an impact. Click on the images below to hear their stories. Watch KACV, May 16, for the premiere of Freedom Riders.