FREEDOM RIDERS is the first feature-length film about a courageous band of civil rights activists who called themselves the Freedom Riders. They challenged segregation in interstate transport in the American South during the spring and summer of 1961. The attention the movement generated caused the federal government to take down Jim Crow signs of “whites only” and “colored only,” allowing every American to travel freely — a legacy we enjoy today.
Filmmakers in person Sat 8/14 at 7:30, Sun 8/15 at 9:35, Tue 8/17 at 7:30, & Wed 8/18 at 9:35!
- Country USA
- Rating NR
- Year 2009
- Running Time 104 minutes
- Website http://www.freedomridersfilm.com/
- Director Stanley Nelson