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Created Equal Film Presentation: Freedom Riders

Event Type: Created Equal 2014
Age Group(s): All
Date: 3/5/2014
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Attracting a diverse group of volunteersóblack and white, young and old, male and female, secular and religious, northern and southernóthe Freedom Riders of 1961 took the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the Jim Crow South. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. The film includes previously unseen amateur 8-mm footage of the burning bus on which some Freedom Riders were temporarily trapped, taken by a local twelve-year-old and held as evidence since 1961 by the FBI. Register - Village.

Location: Village Community Room
Status: Closed