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Hoopla Movie Event: Independence Day

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 3:30pm

Film Showing: Freedom Riders 

From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives– many endured savage beatings and imprisonment–for traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the Deep South. Determined to test and challenge segregated travel facilities, the Freedom Riders were greeted with mob violence and bitter racism. From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, “Freedom Riders” features testimony from a fascinating cast: the Riders themselves, government officials, and journalists who witnessed the rides firsthand. Based on Raymond Arsenault's acclaimed book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice.

Length: 120 minutes


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