The Augusta Museum of History Presents the Freedom Riders

A film that is part of Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Series

Augusta, Georgia (2/14/14) –The first in the series that the Augusta Museum of History will be presenting is the film the Freedom Riders on February 20, 2014 in University Hall, Georgia Regents University Augusta campus. From May until November in 1961, 400 plus black and white Americans risked their lives and withstood beatings riding interstate transportation together through the Deep South. This was their non-violent activism for desegregation. Why did the “Freedom Riders” inspire so much hope and fear. What happened to them?

The film screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Mr. Clint Bryant, Georgia Regents University’s Director of Athletics. Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell, Georgia Regents University Historian and Director of the Center for Georgia Studies will be serving as Humanities Scholar.

The Augusta Museum of History is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded a set of four films chronicling the history of the Civil rights movement. The other powerful documentaries, The Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, and The Loving Story, include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all.

Date: February 20, 2014

Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: University Hall, Georgia Regents University, Summerville Campus, Room 170

Cost: FREE

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