San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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WGBH and the City of Boston present a special preview and discussion of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's Freedom Summer, from acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, Jonestown, The Murder of Emmett Till). It is the story of how over ten memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi, then one of the nation’s most segregated states.
Following the screening, WGBH's Callie Crossley (Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, Basic Black) will moderate a discussion with Stanley Nelson and special guests:
Bob Moses, field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and co-director of Freedom Summer
Dave Dennis, field secretary for Congress for Racial Equality (CORE) and co-director of Freedom Summer
Tickets are free, but RSVP is required. For more information about this film, visit pbs.org/americanexperience/freedomsummer
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For more than twenty-eight years American Experience has been the nations's most-watched television series. It has been hailed as “peerless” (Wall Street Journal), “the most consistently enriching program on television” (Chicago Tribune), and “a beacon of intelligence and purpose” (Houston Chronicle). On air and online, the series brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. Acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, American Experience documentaries have been honored with every major broadcast award, including 30 Emmy Awards, four duPont-Columbia Awards and 17 George Foster Peabody Awards; the series received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Documentary Feature in 2015 for Last Days in Vietnam.
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