Arab Spring/ Freedom Riders
This has been a season of dissent within Arab Nations. As struggles for democracy continue in Egypt, Libya and Syria, we’ll talk about the latest obstacles these nations face. Will there be resolution in the future, and what is next for their prospective governments?
In 1961, during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, there were a group of non-violent civil rights activists known as the Freedom Riders. They worked to defy the segregation imposed by Jim Crow throughout the nation. This segment, we’ll talk about their struggles for equal rights during this time.
- Richard Herrmann (OSU Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Director)
- Laila Al-Arian (writer and producer for Al Jazeera English in Washington, D.C)
- Laurens Grant (PBS documentary producer)
- Charles David Myers (Freedom Rider)