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1961, the Road to Freedom

Catalogue Number:  A296-003
Producer:  AB Productions
Directors:  Fassin, Mathilde
Subject:  American History, Black History, Criminal Justice & Law, Documentary, History, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  France
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  51:57

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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.

Also available in French: 1961, la route de l'égalité

Prizes won:

Official Selection - International History Festival of Pessac 2015

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