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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

The Created Equal Film Series - Freedom Riders

  • 19 Feb 2014
  • 7:00 PM
  • Siena College - Key Auditorium
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 7:00 PM,
Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon -202

The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. Based on Raymond
Arsenault’s book, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep
South. Discussion Leader: Dr. Paul Murray, Professor of Sociology, Siena College Special Guest: Mr. Albert Gordon, Freedom Rider.

The “Created Equal” Film Series is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Initiative. The Initiative is designed to encourage communities to consider the long struggle for civil rights in the U.S. and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American society. These films tell a remarkable story–about the importance of race in the making of American
democracy about the power of individuals to effect change. They are being shown at Siena College, in conjunction with the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Nonviolent Social Change.

This film series is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Siena College Co-Sponsors include: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Nonviolent Social Change; Damietta Cross Cultural Center; Sister Thea Bowman Women’s Center; First Year Seminar Program; Siena College Sociology Department; and The Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture. Community Co-Sponsors include: The Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, the Center for Law and Justice and the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region.

All events are free of charge and open to the public.
For information contact:
Paul Murray, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology
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