American Experience

Meet Robert Sgrignoli

Clip: Season 23 Episode 11 | 1m 37s

"Throughout my entire life, I haven't really been exposed to that much of civil rights history, and I think that a lot of college students today think we don't have power to make a change or a drastic change in society, but we really do," says Rob Sgrignoli, one of the 40 student freedom riders participating in the 2011 Student Freedom Ride from May 6-16.

Aired: 05/02/11

Rating: NR

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