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American Experience

Freedom Riders
(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
American Experience


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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.
Title: American experience
Freedom riders
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, PBS Distribution,, c2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary in 2010
Based in part on the book Freedom riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, by Raymond Arsenault
Summary: 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.
Audience: Not rated
Awards & Distinctions: Nominated, Best Documentary Screenplay (Stanley Nelson), 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards ; Official Selection, 2010 Sundance Film Festival
ISBN: 9781608834013
1608834018
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Report This Nov 07, 2012
  • michaelayers rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This excellent documentary about the Freedom Ride of May 1961 reminds us that the 60's were not all about sex,drugs and rock'n'roll. My family didn't have TV at this time, so I had never seen these images before.

Report This Sep 27, 2011
  • mstockwe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have known about the freedom riders for a long time, but really enjoyed the detailed and often first person accounts of this time in our history. I'd highly reccomend that you watch it.

Report This Sep 15, 2011
  • markkluk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great documentary that EVERYONE should watch, especially todays youth who thinks it's OK to use the "N" word so frequently and losely. I actually gave it a 5star+ . . . More comments to come after I view this a second time.

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