Sat, 06/28/2014 - 1:00pm


  • Mount Holly
Freedom Riders: Birmingham
Civil Rights Institute/Mississippi
Department of Archives & History

The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s recent book, this award-winning documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South. Dr. Christopher Fisher, Associate Professor of History and African-American Studies at the College of New Jersey, will introduce the film and facilitate the post-screening discussion. For students to seniors, this free documentary film and discussion event offers a unique opportunity to share personal experiences and reflections as part of a community-based conversation.

This event is made possible by the Face to Face: Community Conversations program of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

A specialist in twentieth-century American diplomacy, the Cold War, and race politics in the United States, Professor Fisher teaches in the Departments of History and African-American Studies at The College of New Jersey. He has taught various classes on topics in twentieth-century, American diplomatic, and African-American history. He received his doctorate from Rutgers University’s Department of History.











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