Advance screening of Freedom Riders
Date of Event: April 21, 2011
Posted: April 20, 2011
“Freedom Riders” is the inspirational story of six eventful months in 1961. An advance screening of the film will take place at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 21, in the auditorium of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). The film, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is free and open to the public.
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 met with racism and violence along the way, testing their belief in nonviolent activism. “Freedom Riders” is an American Experience film and will premiere May 16, on PBS.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Advance screening of “Freedom Riders” at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 21, in the auditorium of Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mark Anthony Arçeno at 740-587-8687 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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