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Freedom Riders (2010)

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The story of the Civil Rights Movement interstate busing protest campaign.

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Stanley Nelson

Writer:

Stanley Nelson
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Arsenault Raymond Arsenault ... Self - author of 'Freedom Riders'
Genevieve Houghton Genevieve Houghton ... Self - Freedom Rider
Gordon Carey Gordon Carey ... Self - core staff
Derek Catsam Derek Catsam ... Self - historian
John Lewis ... Self - Freedom Rider
Diane Nash ... Self - student, Fisk University
Charles Person Charles Person ... Self - Freedom Rider
Sangernetta Gilbert Bush Sangernetta Gilbert Bush ... Self - Montgomery resident
John Seigenthaler ... Self - Nashville resident
Evan Thomas ... Self - Robert F. Kennedy biographer
John Patterson John Patterson ... Self - Governor of Alabama 1959-1963
Clayborne Carson ... Self - historian
James M. Lawson Jr. ... Self - Nashville Christian Leadership Council
Jerry Ivor Moore Jerry Ivor Moore ... Self - Freedom Rider
Hank Thomas ... Self - 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kampen mot rasdiskriminering See more »

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