Film Screening: Freedom Riders
- Wednesday, October 08, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
- Flowers Hall Room 341
Freedom Riders is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May to November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives — many endured beatings and imprisonment — for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met bitter racism and mob violence, testing their belief in nonviolent activism. From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Freedom Riders features testimony from the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the events firsthand.
- University Seminar
- Common Experience
- Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students