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Freedom Riders

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. Directed by Stanley Nelson. Based in part on the book Freedom riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, by Raymond Arsenault. Originally released on May 16, 2011 as a segment on the PBS series American Experience. 115 min.
Awards American Library Assn. Video Round Table Notable Videos for Adults