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Interview with Judith Frieze Wright


In this video clip from July 2010, Judith Frieze Wright reflects back on her experience as a Freedom Rider in the summer of July 1961 and why she got involved with the Civil Rights Movement. Wright was interviewed by Oral Historian Jayne Guberman as part of JWA's 2010 Institute for Educators.

Judith Frieze Wright Interview, July 27, 2010

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Judith Frieze Wright discusses her participation in the the Civil Rights Movement in an excerpt of an interview with Jayne Guberman, part of JWA's Institute for Educators, July 27, 2010.
Courtesy of Lynn Weissman.

Video Dicussion Questions

  1. What, if any, differences did you notice in how Judith Frieze Wright described her experience as a Freedom Rider in the video versus in the articles written at the time?
  2. Wright says that it was not only her commitment to justice that drove her to join the Freedom Rides, but also her desire for adventure. What do you think about that statement?
  3. Were there any other comments in the video clip that stood out to you? Which one(s) and why?

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Interview with Judith Frieze Wright." (Viewed on January 21, 2018) <>.


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