American experience. Freedom riders

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[United States] : PBS Distribution, c2011.
Widescreen, educator's edition
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. 
Not rated.


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General Note
Based in part on the book Freedom riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice, by Raymond Arsenault.
General Note
Originally produced as a documentary in 2010.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Robert Shepard ; editors, Lewis Erskine, Aljernon Tunsil ; original music, Tom Phillips ; original concept developed by Paul Taylor ; series producer, Susan Bellows.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Television premiere, May 16, 2011, on the PBS series American Experience.
This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; 5.1 surround audio.
Optional English SDH for the hearing impaired.
Nominated, Best Documentary Screenplay (Stanley Nelson), 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards ; Official Selection, 2010 Sundance Film Festival.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Arsenault, R., Grant, L., Nelson, S., & Phillips, T. (2011). American experience (Widescreen, educator's edition). PBS Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Raymond. Arsenault et al.. 2011. American Experience. [United States]: PBS Distribution.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Raymond. Arsenault et al.. American Experience [United States]: PBS Distribution, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Arsenault, Raymond., Laurens Grant, Stanley Nelson, and Tom Phillips. American Experience Widescreen, educator's edition, PBS Distribution, 2011.

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