Created Equal Film & Arts Series

Freedom Riders

The Center for the Study of Race & Democracy and The Philosophy and Film Series present the Created Equal Film Series:


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 local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks.


Join us for a screening of the documentary film followed by a discussion moderated by James Wermers, CSRD Affiliate Faculty.

Sponsored by Arizona Public Service (APS)

This documentary is part of Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 5:30pm