: 7 pm
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'Created Equal: Freedom Riders'
This film tells the terrifying story of white and black volunteers who rode a bus into the Deep South, risking assaults and arrest as white local and state authorities ignored or encouraged violent attacks. Professor Edward Schmitt of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside will show selected excerpts from the film and moderate a post-screening discussion.
This is the third in a series of four films the Society is hosting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and the 1964 passage of the Civil Rights Act. The final film in the series, 'Slavery by Another Name,'
will be shown on Tuesday, April 22.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Bridging Cultures initiative have generously underwritten the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" film series.
: Free and open to the public
: Located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at the corner of Langdon Street and Park Street, across from Memorial Union.
: Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium
: 816 State St
: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.
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