Real-to-Reel: A Documentary Film Club: “Freedom Riders”. “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, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.” Directed by Stanley Nelson.
The film is available to stream for free at the PBS website at this link: https://www.pbs.org/video/american-experience-freedom-riders/. There are also copies of the DVD available throughout MAIN.
We use Zoom for our meetings, which can be used via telephone or through the Zoom app, which you can download from their website or from your preferred devices App store.
Access to the program, via telephone or the app, requires an access code. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org using “Real-to-Reel” in the Subject Line to receive the access details for this meeting.
The “Real-to-Reel” discussion group is open to one and all, whether you are a Morristown or Morris Township resident or not. We look forward to your joining us! P.S. Didn’t get a chance to finish or watch the documentary before our meeting? No problem! Join us anyway!