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American experience. / Freedom riders

Author: Stanley NelsonLaurens GrantRaymond ArsenaultTom PhillipsRobert ShepherdAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen, educator's editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
History
Personal narratives
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Nelson; Laurens Grant; Raymond Arsenault; Tom Phillips; Robert Shepherd; Lewis Erskine; Firelight Media.; PBS Distribution (Firm); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Educational Foundation.
ISBN: 9781608834013 1608834018
OCLC Number: 691258761
Language Note: Optional English SDH for the hearing impaired.
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.
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Shepard ; editors, Lewis Erskine, Aljernon Tunsil ; original music, Tom Phillips ; original concept developed by Paul Taylor ; series producer, Susan Bellows.
Performer(s): No credits available.
Event notes: Television premiere, May 16, 2011, on the PBS series American Experience.
Awards: Nominated, Best Documentary Screenplay (Stanley Nelson), 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards ; Official Selection, 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround audio.
Contents: Segregated travel --
Training the riders --
Boarding the buses --
Violence in Anniston --
The Birmingham mob --
Flying to New Orleans --
Diane Nash --
Bull Conner's Birmingham --
The Montgomery bus riot --
Martial law in Montgomery --
Continuing the rides --
Parchman Penitentiary --
Justice at last.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program).
Freedom riders
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: American Experience Films presents ; a film by Stanley Nelson ; produced by Laurens Grant ; A production of Firelight Films ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; written, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson.
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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.

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