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Freedom Riders

Samanth's Tweets

@Rider_Marshall haha the day our lives flashed before our eyes...

28 May

@OhhAsh nice! You should check it out! Especially if they perform "freedom songs" because they are really good.

26 May

@OhhAsh touche. I have seen it and you are right - some parents should not have been allowed to have children!

25 May

@OhhAsh of course! It's the weirdest name ever ha

25 May

I'm naming my kid Pippa.

25 May

@trymainelee yeah i got back last night after missing my connection. I dont think ive ever been more excited to sleep in my own bed.

18 May

@trymainelee Trymaine, it was great meeting you! Hope you have a safe trip back home to NYC!

17 May

I don't think I've ever appreciated home more. Can't wait to be in Arkansas and see what we can accomplish together! #pbsbus

17 May

NOLA knows how to give a legit welcoming. Thank you! #pbsbus twitpic.com/4ym7uu

16 May

In route to New Orleans listening to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Trymaine Lee tell us about his experience covering Katrina. #pbsbus

16 May

@CORE_Director Thank you for your dedication to racial equality over the years! I hope to continue working toward justice!

16 May

The broadcast premiere of FREEDOM RIDERS airing tonite @ 9/8c on PBS! Check your local listings and tune in! http://to.pbs.org/foVq6b

Retweet: FreedomRidePBS by sam0740 16 May

Selma, AL. Reaffirms the common theme throughout this trip - poverty is still very, very real.#pbsbus

15 May

Bus is smoking! Saw my life flash before my eyes. #psbbus twitpic.com/4xjqjr

14 May

About to meet RFK's assistant, John Seigenthaler, who helped in stopping the violence in Nashville. Excitteedd. #pbsbus

12 May

In Alabama headed to the country music capital of the world. This is how we roll. #pbsbus twitpic.com/4wq5u4

12 May

My experience in Anniston, Alabama will forever change my perspective on race in the South & cements my respect for the riders. #pbsbus

12 May

Roll tide! Just kiddiinng. I am in Alabama though. About to see where the Freedom Riders bus was firebombed. Check cbs news tonight! #pbsbus

11 May

What an honor to sit in MLK's church listening to his sermon and one of my favorite hymns, "How great thou art" #pbsbus

11 May

Watching Charles do an amazziinngg Obama impression on the #pbsbus! Aahhahaha

11 May

I'm eating in SC watching a Razorback baseball special on espn...represent! #pbsbus #razorbacks

10 May

Just crossed the South Carolina border about to meet leaders of the sit-in movement. Also, I feel like I'm in a Nicholas Sparks book.#pbsbus

10 May

Samantha Williams discusses the triggers for taking action today in Day 2: Transforming Apathy into Activism pbs.org/wgbh/americane#pbsbus

Retweet: FreedomRidePBS by sam0740 9 May

@nevasue it was such a pleasure! Thank you for being so welcoming and i hope to visit again one day!

9 May

@OhhAsh oh it was more than stifling. But hey, if the real #freedomriders could do it, so can I :)

9 May

@Rider_Marshall haha probably should havd clarified that! Let's pray we are back in business tomorow.

9 May

We are recreating the 1961 ride hardcore - no air conditioning.#pbsbus

9 May

@MrMaxson aww thanks Maxson! Miss you and Ash a bunch!

9 May

Retweet: FreedomRidePBS Freedom Riders by sam0740 Student Rider Samantha Williams recaps Day 1 in her first blog post, "The Story of 'Now'” pbs.org/wgbh/americane… #pbsbus

8 May

Sitting by original #freedomrider Helen Singleton, retracing her journey. Surreal. Also, props to MWU for being so awesomely nice! #pbsbus

8 May

@nancie thanks for following the ride! Please tell all your friends! And I actually don't know which one it was but it was good :)

8 May

@larafabian you are too kind! Thanks for spreading the word. Hope to have some meaningful posts up on pbs #freedomriders soon!

7 May

Eating chinese with the original #freedomriders the night before the ride. Just like they did in 1961! Fortune? "You would be a good lawyer"

7 May

Today's lesson: We must seek and expose the truth to achieve social justice. #pbsbus #freedom riders

7 May

@OhhAsh hmm I don't think so?

7 May

"My colleagues had you in mind. We did not know you but we loved you." - #freedomrider Diane Nash

6 May

I love these people. I love this bus. I love the freedom riders. I love the Newseum. I love life. #pbsbus

6 May

@Rider_Marshall you will love it! They say nyc is the best city in the world but it's a lie. DC all the way!

6 May

Just completed my first incredibly awkward, TSA xray screening. #dchereicome

6 May

@OhhAsh That sounds so chic!

6 May

I have to be up in 3 hours for my flight to DC to #getonthebus. Instead of sleeping I'm eating skittles and twittering. Tweeting?

6 May

Glad to see Freedom Riders is "trending" although I don't really know what that means. Sounds good though! #freedomriders #pbsamex

4 May

Don't forget to check out the May 4th episode of @Oprah to see five awesome Student Freedom Riders and hear more about the @FreedomRidePBS

29 Apr

Only 9 more days until the @FreedomRidePBS begins! Can't wait to meet the original Freedom Riders and the 39 amazing students! #pbsbus

27 Apr