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"Freedom Riders" A powerful story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever

Advance Screening and Community Conversation Featuring Veterans of the Southern Civil Rights Movement of the '60s

Date: Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Time: 7:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Bush Memorial - Russell Sage Campus

Contact: Andor Skotnes, 518-244-2021; skotna@sage.edu

Fifty years ago, more than 400 courageous Americans risked their lives, endured savage beatings and imprisonment, for simply traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South.  Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders’ belief in non-violent activism was sorely tested as they encountered mob violence and bitter racism along the way.

Free and open to the public