UUCB Peace, Justice & Sustainability Film Series

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

February 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM

Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 183 Riverside Dr, Binghamton

Phone: 729-1641

Email: office@uubinghamton.org

Event Description

February 4, 2013 Updated Feb 4, 2013 at 8:17 AM EST

FREEDOM RIDERS

Please join us in the Social Hall at the UU Congregation of Binghamton
183 Riverside Drive; Binghamton, NY 13905
Friday, February 8
Refreshments served at 6:30pm. The movie starts at 7pm

There will be discussion following the film

ABOUT THE FILM
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 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. The two-hour documentary is based on Raymond Arsenault's book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice.

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