Alternate Title School-Time Screening: Civil Rights in Cinema: Freedom Riders
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Grades 7-12. Directed by Stanley Nelson. This is a harrowing true story of eight months that changed America forever. From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—many enduring savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses through the Deep South, in violation of Jim Crow laws. Freedom Riders brings home the horrific violence and bitter racism of this period through interviews with historians, activists, and the riders themselves. Post-screening guest will be one of the Freedom Riders. Ticket price includes pre-show classroom workshop with a BAM teaching artist, study guide, post-show discussion, and Q&A.