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Freedom Riders (2010)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Arsenault ...
Himself, author of 'Freedom Riders'
Genevieve Houghton ...
Herself, Freedom Rider
Gordon Carey ...
Himself, core staff
Derek Catsam ...
Himself, historian
...
Himself, Freedom Rider
Diane Nash ...
Herself, student, Fisk University
Charles Person ...
Himself, Freedom Rider
Sangernetta Gilbert Bush ...
Herself, Montgomery resident
John Seigenthaler ...
Himself, Nashville resident
Evan Thomas ...
Himself, Robert F. Kennedy biographer
John Patterson ...
Himself, Governor of Alabama 1959-1963
Clayborne Carson ...
Himself, historian
James M. Lawson Jr. ...
Himself, Nashville Christian Leadership Council
Jerry Ivor Moore ...
Himself, Freedom Rider
Hank Thomas ...
Himself, Freedom Rider
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This is the story of more than four hundred Americans who participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed, 'Freedom Riders' challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act. Written by Anonymous

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Some footage used about 40 minutes into the movie show Alabama State Trooper/Highway Patrol cars that clearly post-date the Spring/Summer 1961 Freedom Riders movement. One of the cars is a 1962 Plymouth and the other is a 1963 Chevrolet. The scene is used in context of the Freedom Riders arriving in Montgomery but apparently came from a later, unrelated incident. See more »

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