A 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.
The film will be followed by a moderated discussion with special guests.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are FREE to the general public and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis beginning at 6:30 p.m. The auditorium seats 248.
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