Columbus State University Presents Screening of Freedom Riders at the Liberty Theatre

Mar 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Dr. Ilaria Scaglia
Assistant Professor
Department of History and Geography
Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907
Phone: (706) 507-8357
Email: scaglia_ilaria@columbusstate.edu

 

 

Columbus State University Presents Screening of Freedom Riders at the Liberty Theatre

 


Columbus, GA—3.17.2014:  The Department of History and Geography at Columbus State University will continue its commemoration of the civil rights era tomorrow night with the screening of Freedom Riders.  Please join us on Tuesday, March 18, at 7:00 pm at the Liberty Theatre, 813 8th Avenue.  The 2011 Emmy-winning documentary, from the American Experience series on PBS, focuses on the violence-plagued Freedom Rider protests of 1961.  An open discussion will follow the showing of each clip.


This spring’s films are part of Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, a program made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
The series will continue with The Loving Story on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:00 pm (Columbus Public Library Auditorium, 3000 Macon Road).


All films will be available for showings at schools and community/senior centers. CSU will also share related clip summaries, reading lists, and discussion ideas.


For more information on the film series, visit http://createdequal.neh.gov/. For questions about the local screenings and-or to schedule a viewing, and for ADA accommodations, contact Dr. Ilaria Scaglia at scaglia_ilaria@ColumbusState.edu or 706-507-8357. For more on CSU’s Department of History and Geography, visit http://ColumbusState.edu/history.

 

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