Women’s Rights National Historical Park to Show “Freedom Riders” in Winter Film Festival

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Date: November 22, 2013
Contact: Patrick Stenshorn, 315 568-0024

Women's Rights National Historical Park continues its annual Winter Film Festival by showing the documentary film Freedom Riders on Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7, 2013.

This week's film is a documentary about a group of college students who got on a bus. The Freedom Riders strategically used the interstate highway system, Greyhound buses, courage, and conviction to bring national attention to racial inequalities that many in the Deep South thought would stand forever. The running time for Freedom Riders is 120 minutes.

Women's Rights National Historical Park commemorates and preserves the sites associated with the First Women's Rights Convention, held in 1848 in Seneca Falls. "We are proud to be part of the National Park system, and we invite everyone to join us in celebrating our shared history and culture through film," said Superintendent Ami Ghazala. "The Winter Film Festival is a fun way to learn about our national history," added Superintendent Ghazala.

All Winter Film Festival showings will occur at 12:00 Noon on Fridays and Saturdays at the Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls. All film showings are free of charge. The Winter Film Festival films are intended for a general audience. Visitors are encouraged to call if they are interested in a particular showing as film lengths vary.

For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/worior call (315) 568-0024. Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. If you would like to be included and receive these new email announcements, send park ranger Patrick Stenshorn an email (e-mail us) to subscribe.

 

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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