Knittle ’11 to Experience Student Freedom Ride

Davy Knittle ’11 will participate in the 2011 American Experience Student Freedom Ride, created by PBS.

From May 6-16, Knittle and 39 other college students will join original Freedom Riders in retracing the 1961 historic rides from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans, La. via bus.

They will explore the state of civil engagement today.

“I’m getting on the bus to work with and learn from several generations of student activists,” Knittle says. “I’m interested in thinking about what student activism can look like, does look like, and has looked like by considering what we can do to provide a model for new ways of thinking about collective engagement.”

Watch Knittle’s video online here.