Moton Civil Rights film series

Published 2:48 pm Tuesday, September 6, 2016

FARMVILLE — In anticipation of the vice presidential debate to be held at Longwood University on Oct. 4, the Moton Museum will show Freedom Riders, a film about the experiences of civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the South in 1961. The film will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It is part of a series of three nationally-acclaimed documentaries about key chapters in the modern civil rights movement: the 1961 Freedom Rides, the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964, and the Loving v. Virginia decision of 1967. This series is free and open to the entire community. Discussion will follow each of the films. The film series is part of the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights series, generously sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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