In 1961, during the first year of John F. Kennedy's presidency, more than four hundred Americans participated in a bold and dangerous experiment designed to awaken the conscience of a complacent nation. These self-proclaimed "Freedom Riders" challenged the mores of a racially segregated society. Traveling together in small interracial groups, they sat where they pleased on buses and trains and demanded unrestricted access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, where such behavior was forbidden by law and custom. Their actions landed some in the hospital, others in prison. These Freedom Riders helped launch a revolution that changed America, and the world.
Reception before the Film. Opening Night Gala Party at Hotel Midtown (All Access or Opening Night Ticket Required to Attend ATL Film 365 Member - Purchase Opening Night Tickets