From Harford Community College:
“Freedom Riders,” a PBS documentary that tells the story of the more than 400 black and white Americans who traveled together on buses and trains in the South from May until November 1961, will be shown twice on Thursday, October 13, at Harford Community College. A discussion featuring participants in the Civil Rights movement — including two who were freedom riders — follows each screening.
The screenings take place in Room 243 of the Student Center at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. The screenings are open to the public and free of charge.
The post-screening speakers include Italy Overton, Janice Grant, Nathalie James and Dr. JoAnn Robinson. Ms. James and Dr. Robinson participated in the freedom rides.
The screening and discussion are being held in conjunction with the College’s spring break trip titled, “Civil Rights Tour of the South – A Sojourn of the Past” that takes place March 16-25, 2012. The 10-day journey visits the sites—churches, schools, homes, neighborhoods — where the Civil Rights movement took place.
Among the stops in the six-state trip are the home of Martin Luther King, Jr., Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Civil Rights Memorial, Rosa Parks Museum and Children’s Wing, Dexter Avenue Church and Parsonage, Kelly Ingram Park and the Little Rock Central High and Visitors Center. For more information about the trip, visit www.harford.edu or call 443-412-2175.
For more information about the “Freedom Riders” screening, visit www.harford.edu or call 443-412-2059.