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Freedom Riders: Democracy in Action - Sixth Annual Montclair African American Film Festival Thursday, February 21

February 21, 2013 at 4:00pm — 9:00pm

| Monclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue | Montclair, New Jersey, NJ 07042

Posted January 2, 2013

Freedom Riders: Democracy in Action -

Sixth Annual Montclair African American Film Festival

Thursday, February 21:

FREE

4 – 6 p.m. Educator Workshop - RSVP

6:30 – 7 p.m. Pre-film Screening Reception

7 – 9 p.m. Reception Film screening of Freedom Riders

9 – 9:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by simply traveling together through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders’ belief in nonviolent activism was sorely tested as mob violence and bitter racism greeted them along the way. Facing History and Ourselves is an educational partner for this PBS American Experience film, and workshop participants will learn about southern segregation laws and models of political resistance during the Civil Rights Movement.

Following the workshop, please join us for a screening of the film and a panel discussion featuring participants of the Freedom Rides.

In partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational and professional development organization that combats racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice, and nurtures democracy through education programs worldwide.

 

The African American Film Festival is sponsored by the Montclair African American Heritage Parade and Festival Committee, MAM, Township of Montclair, Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, and the Essex County League of Volunteer Workers.

 

 

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Freedom Riders: Democracy in Action -

Sixth Annual Montclair African American Film Festival

Thursday, February 21:

FREE

4 – 6 p.m. Educator Workshop - RSVP

6:30 – 7 p.m. Pre-film Screening Reception

7 – 9 p.m. Reception Film screening of Freedom Riders

9 – 9:30 p.m. Panel Discussion

From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by simply traveling together through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders’ belief in nonviolent activism was sorely tested as mob violence and bitter racism greeted them along the way. Facing History and Ourselves is an educational partner for this PBS American Experience film, and workshop participants will learn about southern segregation laws and models of political resistance during the Civil Rights Movement.

Following the workshop, please join us for a screening of the film and a panel discussion featuring participants of the Freedom Rides.

In partnership with Facing History and Ourselves, an international educational and professional development organization that combats racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice, and nurtures democracy through education programs worldwide.

 

The African American Film Festival is sponsored by the Montclair African American Heritage Parade and Festival Committee, MAM, Township of Montclair, Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, and the Essex County League of Volunteer Workers.