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Title Freedom riders [videorecording] / a film by Stanley Nelson ; written, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; produced by Laurens Grant ; original concept developed by Paul Taylor ; a production of Firelight Films for American Experience.
Published [Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation, c2011.
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Edition Educator's ed.
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Original music, Tom Phillips.
Note "Based in part on the book: Freedom riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice by Raymond Arsenault."
Originally broadcast as an episode on American Experience in 2011.
Contents Segregated travel -- Training the riders -- Boarding the buses -- Violence in Anniston -- The Birmingham mob -- Flying to New Orleans -- Diane Nash -- Bull Connor's Birmingham -- The Montgomery bus riot -- Martial law in Montgomery -- Continuing the rides -- Parchman Penitentiary -- Justice at last.
Note Special feature: Downloadable teacher's guide.
System Reqs DVD; Region 1; NTSC; in widescreen; 5.1 surround audio.
Language In English with optional English SDH subtitles.
Summary The story of the integrated group of college students who decided in the spring of 1961 to ride a Greyhound bus from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans to bring attention to racial inequity in the United States. Recounts the hostile reception they received in the segregated South, the support they gradually achieved from civil rights leaders and organizations, and how their actions eventually forced the United States government to enforce the law regarding desegregation in interstate travel and public accommodations.
Subject Civil rights workers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation in transportation -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Genre Nonfiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Related Names Nelson, Stanley, 1955- Screenwriter. Director. Producer.
Grant, Laurens.
Taylor, Paul.
Phillips, Tom. Composer.
Arsenault, Raymond. Freedom riders.
Firelight Films (Firm)
WGBH Educational Foundation.
Note At head of title: American Experience Films presents
Related Titles American experience (Television program)
ISBN 9781608834525
Standard # 841887014557
Publisher # AMX72308 WGBH Educational Foundation
OCLC number 729757683