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MIPTV Picks 2011: Freedom Riders

From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans took a stand by taking buses and trains together across the U.S. Deep South, defying segregation forces of the time. This documentary brings together testimony from the Riders themselves and others who witnessed their historic bravery as it happened.
March 15, 2011

From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans took a stand by taking buses and trains together across the U.S. Deep South, defying segregation forces of the time. This documentary brings together testimony from the Riders themselves and others who witnessed their historic bravery as it happened.

Partners: Firelight Media for American Experience, distributed by PBS International

Airing: May 2011 (PBS)

Length: 113 minutes

Rights available: Worldwide

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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