Information Services invites you to the Created Equal Film Series Spring semester events highlighting the documentary film:
A film by Stanley Nelson
The Freedom Rides of 1961 marked a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers, riding a bus into the Deep South, risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s book, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave activists who took the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the Jim Crow South.
Spring 2014 Schedule of Events
Tuesday, February 11
Full-length film screening
7:30pm, Thomas 110
Thursday, April 10
Diversity Conversation Lunch
12pm, Aelwyd (stay tuned for registration information)
Abridged film screening, talk and discussion
Guest speaker: Lecia Brooks of the Southern Poverty Law Center
4:30pm, Carpenter 21
For more information these events and on all the films in the series:
The Created Equal film series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Additional thanks to Bryn Mawr College co-sponsors: Africana Studies Program, Bi-Co Education Program, Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, History Department, Information Services, The Pensby Center & the Bi-Co Program in Gender and Sexuality.