WBEZ | Dan Stevens http://www.wbez.org/tags/dan-stevens Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en New film documents the experience of Freedom Riders http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-08/new-film-documents-experience-freedom-riders-84913 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-08/Freedom Riders AP File.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Fifty years ago, hundreds of young Americans risked their lives to challenge Jim Crow travel laws of the South. <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/" target="_blank"><em>Freedom Riders</em></a>, a new documentary about the historic movement, premieres at the <a href="http://www.dusablemuseum.org/events/details/the-dusable-presents-freedom-riders" target="_blank">DuSable Museum of African American History</a> on Saturday, April 9. Chicagoan Dan Stevens and a couple of his fellow riders will be there for a discussion after the screening.<br> <br> WBEZ’s Richard Steele talked with Stevens about his experiences and the reasons why he became a freedom rider.<br> <br> In May, WBEZ will present new literature and theater inspired by the Freedom Riders, as part of the <a href="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/partnerships/off-air" target="_blank"><em>Off-Air</em> event series</a>. Richard Steele will host the event at the DuSable Museum on May 7.</p></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 13:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-08/new-film-documents-experience-freedom-riders-84913