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Film Freedom Riders, Threatened, attacked, jailed...would YOU get on the bus?

Date:
Friday, March 30, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Revolution Books
Email:
Phone:
5108481196
Location Details:
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704

March 30, Friday, 7 p.m. Movie Night -Freedom Riders, Threatened, attacked, jailed...would YOU get on the bus? Freedom Riders (2011) is the powerful and inspiring story of six months in 1961 when more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by deliberately violating Jim Crow segregation laws. They heroically went into segregated bus terminals and used "whites-only" restrooms and lunch counters in Alabama, South Carolina and other Southern states. They stood up to savage beatings by the Ku Klux Klan, often aided by the cops. In Alabama, Klansmen attacked and firebombed a Greyhound bus, slashing the tires and holding the doors shut, intending to burn the riders to death. When riders exited, they were beaten with baseball bats, iron pipes and bicycle chains. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson featuring testimony from the Riders themselves, government officials, and journalists who witnessed the Rides firsthand.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Mar 25, 2018 4:10PM
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