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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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