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MSU student selected for Freedom Ride 2011

Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 12:00 pm

A Murray State University student has been selected by PBS as one of 40 college students to participate in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the original Freedom Rides and the broadcast of the documentary on the subject.

John Walker, 22, is a senior from Nicholasville, and will be departing from Washington, D.C. for the 10-day journey on May 6. The trip was organized by the PBS documentary series “American Experience,” which will show Stanley Nelson’s “Freedom Riders” at 8 p.m. Central on Monday, May 16, to commemorate the original May 1961 Freedom Rides. The 2011 Student Freedom Ride is designed to be an “experiential learning opportunity” and a “moving classroom” for the 40 students retracing the route of the original Freedom Rides, according to a press release from PBS.

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