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Doors open 6:30PM | Film Starts 7:30PM

General Admission:

Free Admission for Film Club Members | $10 for Member Guests and General Public


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Event Info

11 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in Montgomery, Irene Morgan rejected that same demand on an interstate bus in Virginia. Her case caught the attention of the NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall and went to the Supreme Court. On June 3, 1946, she won. But the southern states refused to enforce the law, leading 8 white and 8 black men to invent the “Freedom Ride.” This is their story.

Directed by Robin Washington
Release date

January 7, 1947

Running time
1 hr 36 mins
Country USA
Language English