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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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