Free Sneak Screening - "Freedom Riders"
Monday, February 14, 2011 / 6:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee Union Theatre
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
A free screening (113 min.) of the May 2011 PBS broadcast of the Stanley Nelson documentary film, "Freedom Riders," will be hosted by MPTV and the UWM Union Sociocultural Programming, and the UWM Department of History. The film commemorates the 50th anniversary of those who risked their lives for simply traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the Deep South, where integration was forbidden by local law and custom. They were met with bitter racism, mob violence and imprisonment along the way. Over eight months in 1961, their courage, sacrifice and commitment to nonviolence changed America forever.
We will be joined by "Freedom Riders" Executive Producer Mark Samels for a post-screening discussion.
For more information call UWM (414) 229-6998 or MPTV Friends (414) 297-8004