CET to Host Screening of "Freedom Riders"

Event to be held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center on May 10

CINCINNATI – CET is partnering with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to host a preview screening of “Freedom Riders,” as well as a Q&A session with a former Freedom Rider, on May 10 at 6:30 p.m.

 

The event, which will take place at the Freedom Center, is free and open to the public. Guests will have the opportunity to preview Stanley Nelson’s highly-anticipated film, “Freedom Riders,” as well as clips from CET’s oral histories project, “Capturing the Voices,” which profiles influential Cincinnatians that are involved in a variety of disciplines, including civil rights.

 

“Freedom Riders” premieres on CET on Monday, May 16 at 9 p.m.

 

Following the screening, guests will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with Dr. David Fankhauser, former Freedom Rider and a professor of biology and chemistry at the University of Cincinnati. Fankhauser will share his experiences from the rides and the Civil Rights Movement.

 

For more information on “Capturing the Voices” or to watch videos, click here.

 

For more information on the screening, or to RSVP, please call Don Hancock at 513-381-4033 ext. 317 or via email at dhancock@cetconnect.org.


CET is Greater Cincinnati's leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, visit www.cetconnect.org.

 

Links:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/