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American Experience | Clip | From the film Freedom Riders: Freedom to Travel, part 3

On September 22, 1961, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) orders all "colored only" and "whites only" signs to be taken down in all bus and rail stations across the country. "This was the first unambiguous victory in the long history of the civil rights movement," says Ray Arsenault. "It raised expectations across the board for greater victories in the future."

S23 E11 | 0:00:34 | AIRED: 9/19/2008 |
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