IU Northwest Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs

Screening of "The Freedom Riders"

Film Overview

Attracting a diverse group of volunteers—black and white, young and old, male and female, secular and religious, northern and southern—the Freedom Rides of 1961 took the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the Jim Crow South. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. The film includes previously unseen amateur 8-mm footage of the burning bus on which some Freedom Riders were temporarily trapped, taken by a local twelve-year-old and held as evidence since 1961 by the FBI.

 

NEH Grant funded film

Start
Wednesday February 26, 2014 06:00 PM
End
Wednesday February 26, 2014 08:00 PM
Location
Savannah Center - Bergland Auditorium
Website
http://createdequal.neh.gov/
Contact Email
nwode@iun.edu
Cost
Free
More Contact Info
Co - sponsored with the Department of Minority Studies
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