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Created Equal Movie Series
Long Branch Plantation honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a film screening of Freedom Riders. This film screening is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities Program - Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. The program provides films about the long civil rights movement to communities across the United States. Created Equal encourages communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in America and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in our civic life. Freedom Riders – Film overview: Attracting a diverse group of volunteers—black and white, young and old, male and female, secular and religious, northern and southern—the Freedom Rides of 1961 took the civil rights struggle out of the courtroom and onto the streets of the Jim Crow South. Freedom Riders tells the terrifying, moving, and suspenseful story of a time when white and black volunteers riding a bus into the Deep South risked being jailed, beaten, or killed, as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. The film includes previously unseen amateur 8-mm footage of the burning bus on which some Freedom Riders were temporarily trapped, taken by a local twelve-year-old and held as evidence since 1961 by the FBI. This free public program is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
1:00pm - 4:30 pm
Monday, January 20th 2014
Long Branch Plantation
830 Long Branch Lane
Millwood, VA 22646
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Contact Information
Name: Cassie Ward
Email: cward@visitlongbranch.org
Phone: 540-837-1856