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July 2, 20112 years agoclick here.
Photo: Director Stanley Nelson with Freedom Rider Hank Thomas
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June 27, 20112 years ago
In May, Firelight Media launched our yearlong effort to help organizations around the country use the film Freedom Riders to engage young people. These organizations are exploring the lessons of the Rides and using those lessons to inform their work on contemporary issues such as disproportionate sentencing, immigrant rights, youth violence and environmental justice. Read more
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June 27, 20112 years agohttp://www.truth-out.org/ordinary-people-making-great-changes-interview-freedom-riders-director-stanley-nelson/1309189357
June 18, 20112 years agoClick here to read article in the Jackson Sun. Check out Lauren Prestileo's tribute to him and read his bio on American Experience's website. May he rest in peace.
Photo: Benjamin Cox
Photo Credit: Jackson Sun
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May 17, 20112 years agohttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/about/chat
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May 16, 20112 years ago
The story of the Freedom Rides offers a dramatic lesson in the revolutionary power of civic participation. The daring actions of a small diverse group of young adults emboldened a mass movement that ultimately transformed the very fabric of this country. We believe this powerful example of a successful organizing effort will inspire young people, and their adult allies, that are affected by, and mobilizing around contemporary issues such as disproportionate sentencing, immigrant rights, youth violence and environmental justice.
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May 16, 20112 years ago
New York Times
"[Freedom Riders] is a story of ennobled youth and noxious hatred, of decided courage and inexplicable brutality...It is hard to imagine a feature film conveying the events with a more vivid sense of drama or suspense."
Ginia Bellafante, New York Times. Click here to read the article.
"In 'Freedom Riders,' Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson uses masterful storytelling and gripping interviews with key players of the era to document what would eventually become one of the civil rights movement’s major victories."
Jamiliah King, Colorlines. Click here to read the article.
"With a thriller’s pace and the emotional heft of a battlefield journal, PBS’s remarkable new documentary 'Freedom Riders' recounts the bloody anti- segregation bus rides of 1961 that helped kill Jim Crow in the Deep South."
Greg Evans, Bloomberg News. Click here to read the article.
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May 15, 20112 years agoClick here to check out the New York Times feature article on Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and Executive Director of Firelight Media, Stanley Nelson. Author Mike Hale calls him "An Explorer of Black History's Uncharted Terrain" and writes: "The breadth and seriousness of his work documenting black life in America, assembled with little fanfare and sometimes less money, place him in a select group of filmmakers..."
Nelson's most recent film, Freedom Riders, airs on PBS Monday, May 16th at 9 PM. Check local listings. Nelson's films can be purchased on this website. Click here to go to our shop and receive special discounts. Click here to donate to Nelson's work to support and mentor independent diverse producers in Firelight's flagship program The Producers' Lab.
Photo: Stanley Nelson
Photo credit: Chester Higgins jr./ New York Times
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May 15, 20112 years ago
Writer/Producer/Director: Stanley Nelson
Producer: Laurens Grant
Executive Producer: Mark Samels
Editors: Lewis Erskine & Aljernon Tunsil
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May 12, 20112 years ago
"A Celebration of Freedom Riders Release"
Directed by: Stanley Nelson and Produced by Laurens Grant
Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 6:00pm-9:30pm
*African American Women In Cinema is very pleased to announce the celebration release of the new film Freedom Riders. This historic celebration will include a screening of the film, followed by a question & answer segment with Producer Laurens Grant and will conclude with a wine & cheese reception.
Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center Auditorium & Labor Arts Gallery
310 W. 43rd St (near 8th Avenue), New York City
RSVP - IMPORTANT
Admission is complimentary but you must RSVP to be admitted and seating is limited! Please go to FRFilmevent@gmail.com to RSVP.
*PLEASE NOTE THE LAST DAY TO RSVP WILL BE MAY 11TH AT 12 NOON*
Hosted by: 1199 SEIU Bread & Roses Cultural Project
Co-sponsored by: "Cakeman" Raven & Tomlinson Agency