FRIENDS OF THE W.E.B. DU BOIS HOMESITE

 

 

COMING SOON!

Thursday April 7, 2011

Time: 6:30 PM.
 Triplex Cinema, Great Barrington, MA.


and
Friends of the Du Bois Homesite
 
present

 Advance Screening of Stanley Nelson's
FREEDOM RIDERS
from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Thursday, April 7
Triplex Cinema, Great Barrington MA



The inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever

 

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’ belief in non-violent activism was sorely tested
 as mob violence and bitter racism greeted them along the way
.



5:30 PM: Reception and Exhibition Opening:
Becoming a Son of Great Barrington: W.E.B. Du Bois



6:30 PM: Film:
FREEDOM RIDERS

Followed by Community Conversation with
Special Guest Bernard Lafayette, Jr. and
our local Freedom Riders
Albert Gordon, Jean D. Thompson, James Breeden

FREE

Click Image to hear our local Freedom Riders

share their experiences and memories from that tumultuous time

on WGBY’s Connecting Point

 




FOR MORE

Hosted by BIFF and Triplex Cinema
Exhibit by Public History Program-UMass Amherst
For information: www.wgby.org , www.duboishomesite.org

Follow us on the African American Heritage Trail



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