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The Freedom Riders

$15.00

From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders’ belief in non-violent activism was sorely tested as mob violence and bitter racism greeted them along the way. “Freedom Riders” examines the 1961 Freedom Rides from many perspectives - that of the Riders themselves, the Kennedy administration, and the international community

This broadcast written, produced and directed by award winning radio producer/filmmaker donnie l. betts will feature guest Rev:James Lawson sit-in and non-violence trainer and other riders based in Denver, Terry Sullivan, George Bevlins from the summer of 1961. They will join us for a community dialogue on race and other issues that face our nation plus share firsthand account of the rides. Plus musical guests singers from Southern Journey performing songs from the Southern Freedom Movement.
The Southern Journey ensemble is quickly becoming known for their dynamic performances that explore the ongoing cross-cultural influences that is the heart of American folk music. Cast includes Jada Roberts, Candy Brown Leonard Barrett Jr. Krisangela Washington , Carlton Bacon on guitar and Kurt Soderstrom.

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  • Model: ISBN-1-931180-53-9
  • Shipping Weight: 1lbs
  • 20 Units in Stock


This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 26 June, 2010.

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