Freedom Riders Showing

freedom riders, for those of you who do not know, are an activist group in the 60’s who rode buses into segregated southern states to show africans should be free in our country. there group was so controversial, because they would protest any segregation in the south still happening. bus rides for instance, black people would have to ride in the back of the bus and when they wouldn’t give up their seats were removed and charged with a crime. this movement was so strong to our country there was a movie made about them and their journey through the south. pbs bought the rights to the movie and are showing it in may 2011. however our teachers ryan ememaker (political science) and dana maher (sociology) have givin their students an opportunity to put on a showing of “the freedom riders” before it is showed on air next year. the event will be taking place on college of the redwoods campus in the theatre on thursday December 9th. doors are opening at 6p.m. and film starting at 6:30p.m. refreshments and possibly a guest speaker are being reviewed by the class. our class also put together the protest against the cafeteria’s vendors, if anyone remembers that with the cookies in the quad on constitution day. if you enjoyed that and are interested in the film showing please come and support us on december 9th.

-ejoshua reyes

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