Archive for New Films
On May 16, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will premiere Freedom Riders, a film about the 436 Americans who risked their lives by deliberately violating Jim Crow laws in the Deep South in the summer of 1961.
This Wednesday, May 4, Oprah Winfrey will dedicate her entire program to the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides. The Oprah episode will highlight clips from the film as well as selections of content from the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Freedom Riders website.
Seymour Pine, the New York City Police Deputy Inspector who carried out the infamous raid on the Stonewall Inn in 1969, which lead to the riots that sparked the gay rights movement, has died at the age of 91 in Whippany, NJ.