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Black History Film & Discussion "Freedom Riders"

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Date:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
ANSWER Coalition
Email:
Phone:
415-821-6545
Location Details:
2969 Mission St. btwn 25th and 26th Sts.
near 24th St. BART/#14, #49 MUNI

“FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 Black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage 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 with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Wounded Knee, Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, The Murder of Emmett Till) FREEDOM RIDERS features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters: the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the Rides firsthand. “—PBS.org (120min., 2011)

$5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided.

Sponsored by ANSWER Coalition—Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
Added to the calendar on Sat, Jan 14, 2012 1:14PM
Related Categories: San Francisco | Racial Justice
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