Freedom Riders now available on iTunes!
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Freedom Riders is written, directed and produced by Stanley Nelson; Produced by Laurens Grant; & Edited by Lewis Erskine and Aljernon Tunsil.
Freedom Riders won three Primetime Emmys for exceptional merit in nonfiction filmmaking, writing and editing.
Freedom Riders is the first feature-length documentary to tell the story of a courageous band of civil rights activists who dared to defy the laws of Jim Crow in the Deep South in 1961. They were America’s first inter-racial and inter-religious mass movement to challenge segregation in bus and train facilities. Because of their efforts, the signs “whites only” and “colored only” were taken down forever.
Check out what they’re saying about the film:
If you missed us on Oprah‘s final season:
“Freedom Riders is a superb piece of filmic journalism”
“so good that it exhausts all common versions of praise“
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