Showing of video "Freedom Riders", 6-2-11 Thurs. 7 pm

Join us Thursday, June 2 - 7pm for a viewing of the new documentary "Freedom Riders," which premiered May 16 on PBS.

FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives-and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment-for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, but sparked a massive social movement that ended legal segregation.  A must-see for anyone concerned with racism, the oppression of African-Americans, and changing the world.

Light refreshments. Good conversation. Suggested donation: $5-$10 to support Revolution Books.

"In 1961, 13 courageous people, seven Black and six white, refused to accept all this as "the way things are." They refused to be complacent, to "look the other way," to "be patient." They understood the dangers and threats that lay ahead of them. They really didn't give a damn what "respectable society" thought about them.  Instead, they stepped into a volatile, dangerous situation and began a journey that would change the course of history."
– Revolution #233, May 22, 2011, "50th Anniversary:  Freedom Riders—A Legacy of Defiance"


"Freedom Riders" Documentary