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DESTINATION FREEDOM SERIES CONTINUES

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

DESTINATION FREEDOM SERIES CONTINUES WITH A Special LIVE PERFORMANCE
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El Centro Su Teatro 721 Santa Fe of “The Freedom Rides”
No Credits Productions and KGNU 88.5 FM, 1390 AM Boulder Community Radio present a live performance and broadcast at 7PM of, “Destination Freedom; Black Radio Days” on Monday, November 14, 2011
Tickets $10 Doors open at 6:30PM call 720-748-1388 or 720-318-9895 www.blackradiodays.com/shop

From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders’ belief in non-violent activism was sorely tested as mob violence and bitter racism greeted them along the way. “Freedom Riders” examines the 1961 Freedom Rides from many perspectives – that of the Riders themselves, the Kennedy administration, and the international community

This broadcast written, produced and directed by award winning radio producer/filmmaker donnie l. betts will feature guest Rev:James Lawson sit-in and non-violence trainer and other riders from the summer of 1961. They will join us for a community dialogue on race and other issues that face our nation plus share firsthand account of the rides. Plus musical guests singers from Southern Journey performing songs from the Southern Freedom Movement.
The Southern Journey ensemble is quickly becoming known for their dynamic performances that explore the ongoing cross-cultural influences that is the heart of American folk music. Cast includes Jada Roberts, Candy Brown Leonard Barrett Jr. and Kurt Soderstrom.

The series is the first and only radio drama series featuring stories about African Americans and their issues, the issues that affect all humankind heard nationwide, now streamed around the planet via KGNU.org. The series won the 2000, 01 and 2002 award for radio excellence from the Colorado Association of Black Journalists. Producer donnie l. betts was named 2002 Radio Journalist of the Year. The series has aired in 1999, 2000, 01, 02 and 2003 on Public Radio International.
Destination Freedom is sponsored in part by, Black and Read Books and Music, The Eulipions Fund of The Denver Foundation, Denver Business Center, The Gift of Jazz and The Urban Spectrum. Lodging provided by Holiday Inn Select at Cherry Creek