Freedom riders
Freedom riders


[Widescreen presentation]

Publication Information
[United States] : PBS Distribution, ©2011.

Physical Description
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Based in part on the book Freedom riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, by Raymond Arsenault.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2010.

Subject Term
Freedom Rides, 1961.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Personal narratives.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- 20th century -- Personal narratives.
Racism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Race discrimination -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights demonstrations -- United States -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Segregation -- United States -- Personal narratives.

Geographic Term
United States -- Race relations -- 20th century.

Documentary films.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Added Author
Nelson, Stanley, 1955-
Grant, Laurens.
Arsenault, Raymond.
Phillips, Tom.

Added Uniform Title
American experience (Television program)

More Information

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.

System Details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround audio.

Language Note
Optional English SDH for the hearing impaired.

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Bayport Public LibraryNonfiction DVDDVD 323.092 FRE11Nonfiction DVDs
Lake Elmo LibraryNonfiction DVDDVD 323.092 FRE11Nonfiction DVDs
Oakdale LibraryNonfiction DVDDVD 323.092 FRE11Nonfiction DVDs
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Nonfiction DVDDVD 323.092 FRE11Nonfiction DVDs
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Nonfiction DVDDVD 323.092 FRE11Nonfiction DVDs