Freedom Riders Workshop for Educators
Facing History and Ourselves will co-present a screening this month of the PBS American Experience documentary Freedom Riders followed by a panel discussion in Montclair, New Jersey. An educator workshop on teaching the film takes place earlier in the day.
Freedom Riders tells the story of the more than 400 black and white Americans who risked their lives in 1961 by traveling together through the Deep South, deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in protest of racism and segregation. Their non-violent activism met with bitter mob violence. The educator workshop will draw from Freedom Riders: Democracy in Action, Facing History’s accompanying resource for the film.
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Find out more about the Freedom Riders: Democracy in Action workshop and film screening. Please note that the educator workshop is at capacity, but the reception, screening, and panel discussion from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. remain open to the public; no RSVP necessary.
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