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Get on the Bus: Freedom Riders Screening & Discussion

Attracting a diverse group of volunteers—Black and White, northern and southern—the Freedom Rides of 1961 took the Civil Rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the Jim Crow South. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when White and Black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. The film includes previously unseen amateur 8mm foot

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

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11:00am to 1:00pm

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Washington Irving Library invites you to Freedom Riders by Stanley Nelson screening followed by a  discussion with featured speaker:  Tony Nicholas, civil rights activist and Director of the Tom Bradley Family  & Youth Center. Free and open to the public.  Film can also be watched before the discussion.  Go to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/watch.  Free and open to the public.  For more information, Please call (323) 734-6303.  11:00 - Noon (Screening) and Noon to 1:00 pm (Discussion)

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