Stanley Nelson’s Freedom Riders on PBS in May

Documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s (Jonestown: The Life and Death of People Temple, The Murder of Emmitt Till) latest work, Freedom Riders, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year, will be broadcast on PBS’s American Experience series, on Monday May 16.

The film chronicles the 6 months, 50 years ago, in 1961, from May to November, when over 400 black & white civil rights activists traveled together on buses, through the South, intent on breaking segregationist Jim Crow laws, and enduring brutal violence and racism along the way. This is without question must-viewing.

Here’s a trailer for the film:
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