Freedom Riders

The Created Equal documentary series chronicles  the civil rights struggles of African Americans. KU’s Randal M. Jelks  provides opening and closing remarks.  Freedom Riders  (2010)
Created Equal Film Series
Saturday, April 5, 2014
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

This Emmy-winning documentary follows a group of black and white activists who, in the early ’60s, risked beatings and imprisonment by travelling together through the South in defiance of segregationist laws.

Randal M. Jelks, associate professor of American Studies with a joint appointment in African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas, provides opening and closing remarks.

The Created Equal film series is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Bridging Cultures, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.



Films in this series include:

March 15, 2014  |  Slavery by Another Name

April 5, 2014  |  Freedom Riders

May 3, 2014  |  The Loving Story

All titles are presented at 2 p.m. on Saturdays in the Truman Forum at the Plaza Branch,
4801 Main St.