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WGBH and the City of Boston present FREEDOM SUMMER


Monday, June 23, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

WGBH and the City of Boston present FREEDOM SUMMER

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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

Have questions about WGBH and the City of Boston present FREEDOM SUMMER? Contact AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

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The Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02125

Monday, June 23, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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For more than twenty-seven 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.

Exclusive corporate funding for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Major funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Major funding for Murder of a President provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Additional funding provided by the Documentary Investment Group: Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Public Television Viewers. American Experience is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



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