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May Community Cinema - Freedom Walkers for Milwaukee

April 25, 2011

May Community Cinema - Freedom Walkers for Milwaukee


Milwaukee, WI -- (April 4, 2011) - MPTV completes its 4th season of Community Cinema on May 5, at the Discovery World Innovation Theater. The free monthly events aim to convene audiences interested in learning about and discussing thought-provoking topics. An expert panel shares insights into the issues. The films broadcast on MPTV 10.1 at a later date.

Cinema date: Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 6:30 p.m.

A Sneak Peek of Freedom Riders: An AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

This half-hour documentary produced by MPTV's Everett Marshburn shares the experiences of local citizens who participated in the turbulent 1960s that changed the United States. This cinema also includes a sneak peek of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE production of Freedom Riders in which an integrated band of college students decided to risk everything and buy tickets on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. They called themselves the Freedom Riders, and they managed to bring President Kennedy and the American public face-to-face with the challenge of correcting civil rights inequities.

Panel includes: Clayborn Benson, head of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Peggy Rozga, widow of Father James Groppi.

Broadcast date: Monday, May 16, on MPTV 10.1 HD -- FREEDOM WALKERS OF MILWAUKEE at 6:30 p.m. and Freedom Riders: An AMERICAN EXPERIENCE at 8:00 p.m.

Discovery World Innovation Theater is located at 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. Parking in the underground structure is $1.00 for the event. Free street parking may be available. For more information, contact Darlyne Haertlein, Outreach Services 414-297-7518, or

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