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CDF Freedom Riders Watch Party
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Washington, DC 20059
05/16/2011 8:30 PM-11:30 PM EST

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CDF Freedom Riders Watch Party

Please join Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, for a special celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides. Together we will watch the world premiere of “Freedom Riders” presented by American Experience on PBS.

This powerful new film chronicles the Freedom Riders bold and dangerous journey riding commercial buses into Alabama and Mississippi challenging segregation in the Deep South, while facing angry mobs, terrible beatings, fire bombings and imprisonment.

Prior to watching the film we will hear from Marian Wright Edelman, and be inspired by the words and music of Freedom Riders and Freedom Singers during a special event. After the film participate in a live question and answer session with some of the original Freedom Riders moderated by Mrs. Edelman.

Monday May 16. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Howard University School of Business Auditorium
2600 6th Street
Washington D.C., DC 20059