Film

School Screening: Freedom Riders

 
Schools only
 
Wed, Jan 15, 2014
  • 11:15AM
  • 10:30AM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 160min (includes Q&A)
RATED: NR
GENERAL ADMISSION: $7
Ticket price includes pre-show classroom workshop with a BAM teaching artist, study guide, post-show discussion, and Q&A.
 
 
 
 
* Ticket price includes pre-show classroom workshop with a BAM teaching artist, study guide, post-show discussion, and Q&A. 
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Directed by Stanley Nelson | 2010

This is a harrowing true story of eight months that changed America forever. From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—many enduring savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses through the Deep South, in violation of Jim Crow laws. Freedom Riders brings home the horrific violence and bitter racism of this period through interviews with historians, activists, and the riders themselves. Post-screening guest will be one of the Freedom Riders.

Download the BAM teaching materials for Freedom Riders Study Guide
 
 
 
 

In-School Activity

Identify a central act of discrimination or violence in Freedom Riders. Could something like that happen today? Why or why not?


COMMON CORE CONNECTION: SL.7-12.1

 
 

Study Guide

BAM study guides make Common Core State Standard connections clear and simple for every production and screening, providing specially-tailored teaching tools and lesson plans.

 
 

Preshow Workshop

BAM teaching artists visit your classroom for an engaging, interactive workshop, providing your students with invaluable information to deepen their understanding and experience of the performance or screening.

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