College to Host Free Screening of ‘Freedom Riders’
The Dalton State College Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will host a free screening of the 2010 historical documentary “Freedom Riders” Thursday evening, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall.
The program is free and open to the public.
“Freedom Riders” tells the inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever when more than 400 black and white nonviolent activists risked their lives by traveling together on buses and trains throughout the deep South, deliberately violating Jim Crow laws.
A discussion will follow the screening.
“This is the first in our series of Community Cinema events on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion,” said Dr. Robin Cleeland, Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of the College’s Diversity Center. “It’s a provocative film that deals with a very sensitive topic from our not-so-distant past.” Because of strong language and adult themes, it may not be suitable for children, she said.
The screening is free, but seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Those with questions are welcome to call 706-272-2481 to learn more.