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1961, the Road to Freedom

Catalogue Number:  A296-003
Producer:  CinéFête
Producers:  AB Productions
Subject:  American History, History, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  52:00

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The film follows the historic movement begun on May 4th, 1961 by a group of black and white civil rights activists, the so called "Freedom Riders" who launched a series interstate bus trips into the deep South to desegregate travel facilities. Brutally attacked, they eventually challenged the federal government's inaction to reverse decades of segregation and provide equality for all.

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