Freedom riders

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Freedom riders
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Firelight Media
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[United States]
PBS Distribution
Widescreen, educator's edition
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2010.
Based in part on the book Freedom riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, by Raymond Arsenault.
Segregated travel -- Training the riders -- Boarding the buses -- Violence in Anniston -- The Birmingham mob -- Flying to New Orleans -- Diane Nash -- Bull Conner's Birmingham -- The Montgomery bus riot -- Martial law in Montgomery -- Continuing the rides -- Parchman Penitentiary -- Justice at last.
Director of photography, Robert Shepard ; editors, Lewis Erskine, Aljernon Tunsil ; original music, Tom Phillips ; original concept developed by Paul Taylor ; series producer, Susan Bellows.
This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.
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