Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Freedom Riders was one of 16 films selected from 862 Submissions for the US Documentary Competition of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival!

For more information, photos and videos, go to:
Director: Stanley Nelson, Producer: Laurens Grant
The film is scheduled to air on the PBS series American Experience in 2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders.
Based in part on the book Freedom Riders by
Raymond Arsenault, the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and co-director of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. A graduate of Princeton and Brandeis, he is the author of two prize-winning books and numerous articles on race, civil rights, and regional culture.
To order a copy of the book from a union book store go here.

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