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Created Equal: Featured Documentary "Freedom Riders"

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Saturday, March 22, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

In 1961, US Supreme Court decisions that overturned racial segregation in interstate travel were largely ignored in the South. To challenge this status quo, more than 400 black and white Americans, called Freedom Riders, performed a simple act. They traveled into the segregated South in small interracial groups and sat where they pleased on interstate buses.  Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of how these volunteers risked being jailed, beaten, or killed as local and state authorities ignored or encouraged the violent attacks.

 

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