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Uniform Title American experience (Television program) Freedom riders.
Title American experience. Freedom riders [electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States]: PBS , 2011.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.)) : sd., col.
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Summary From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives - many endured savage beatings and imprisonment - for simply traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the Deep South. Determined to test and challenge segregated travel facilities, the Freedom Riders' were greeted with mob violence and bitter racism, sorely testing their belief in non-violent 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. Based on Raymond Arsenault's acclaimed book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, the two-hour documentary comes to PBS in May 2011, marking the 50th anniversary of the historic Rides.
Audience Rated TVG.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Freedom Rides, 1961.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Personal narratives.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- 20th century -- Personal narratives.
Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Race discrimination -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights demonstrations -- United States -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation -- United States -- Personal narratives.
United States -- Race relations -- 20th century.
Arsenault, Raymond -- Television adaptations.
Added Author Nelson, Stanley, 1955- Screenwriter. Producer. Director.
Grant, Laurens. Producer.
Arsenault, Raymond. Freedom riders.
Phillips, Tom. Composer.
Shepherd, Robert (Robert R.) Cinematographer.
Erskine, Lewis. Film editor.
Tunsil, Aljernon. Film editor.
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Added Title Freedom riders
American experience (Television program)
Music No. MWT10084561

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