Join us for a live chat with Stanley Nelson, filmmaker of the inspirational documentary FREEDOM RIDERS, on Tuesday, May 17th at 2 p.m. EDT.
In 1961, segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. That is, until an integrated band of college students decided, en masse, to risk everything and buy a ticket on a bus bound for the Deep South. Stanley Nelson chronicles this important chapter in American history in FREEDOM RIDERS, which premieres on American Experience May 16, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS.
Nelson is co-founder and executive producer of Firelight Media, a non-profit production company dedicated to telling the stories of people, places and issues that are underrepresented in popular culture.
Come with your questions ready!