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Freedom riders

Author: Stanley Nelson; Laurens Grant; PBS Distribution (Firm); Firelight Media.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, 2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView 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
Documentary television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Nelson; Laurens Grant; PBS Distribution (Firm); Firelight Media.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
ISBN: 9781608834013 1608834018 1608834522 9781608834525
OCLC Number: 731183436
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Release date: May. 17, 2011.
Originally broadcast on public television as an episode of American experience.
Based in part on the book Freedom riders by Raymond Arsenault.
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Shepard ; editor, Lewis Erskine and Aljernon Tunsil; composer, Tom Phillips.
Awards: Nominated, Best Documentary Screenplay (Stanley Nelson), 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards ; Official Selection, 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC 1 ; widescreen; 5.1 surround.
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)
Responsibility: a film by Stanley Nelson ; a Firelight Media production for American experience ; written, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; produced by Laurens Grant.

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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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