Fifty years ago, the Freedom Riders—more than 400 Black and White, mostly young people—risked their lives and freedom to face down segregation in the Deep South. A powerful new Stanley Nelson film, “Freedom Riders,” chronicles their bold and dangerous journey riding commercial buses into Alabama and Mississippi challenging Jim Crow, while facing angry mobs, terrible beatings, fire bombings and imprisonment.
What: Join Civil Rights leader and CDF President Marian Wright Edelman for a "Watch Party". Be inspired by her call to action, and by the words and music of Freedom Riders and Freedom Singers. Together we will watch the world premiere of "Freedom Riders" presented by American Experience on PBS. After the film participate in a live question and answer session with several of the original Freedom Riders and moderated by Marian Wright Edelman.
When: Monday May 16th from 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM EST
Where: Wherever you are! Host at home, at a community center or in your place of worship. Join us on the Web for this free special event!
Watch the trailer
Learn more about the film “Freedom Riders”.