WGBH and the City of Boston present a special preview and discussion of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's Freedom Summer, from acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Freedom Riders, Jonestown, The Murder of Emmett Till). It is the story of how over ten memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi, then one of the nation’s most segregated states.
Following the screening, WGBH's Callie Crossley (Under the Radar with Callie Crossley, Basic Black) will moderate a discussion with Stanley Nelson and special guests:
Bob Moses, field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and co-director of Freedom Summer
Dave Dennis, field secretary for Congress for Racial Equality (CORE) and co-director of Freedom Summer
Tickets are FREE however you must RSVP here, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wgbh-and-the-city-of-boston-present-freedom-summer-tickets-11701961883?utm_campaign=order_confirm&ref=eemailordconf&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventname
For more information about this film check out the following link, pbs.org/americanexperience/freedomsummer
Red Line to Andrew station, then either #16 (Forest Hills) bus or #17 (Field's Corner) bus to Upham's Corner/Dudley Street. Get off in front of Payless shoe store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Bank of America.
Orange Line to Ruggles station, then the #15 (Upham's Corner) bus via Dudley Station. Get off in front of Payless shoe store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Bank of America.
Orange Line to Forest Hills station, then #16 (Forest Hills) bus to Upham's Corner. Get off in front of Payless shoe store. The Strand is up one block on the left, just past Bank of America.
From South: Take I-93 North to exit 15, Columbia Road. Left at the bottom of ramp to third set of lights.There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken/Store 24 on the corner. Turn left onto Columbia Road. Go through two sets of lights, the Strand is on the left, just past Bank of America.
From North: Take I-93 South to exit 15, Columbia Road. Right at the bottom of ramp to third set of lights. There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken/Store 24 on the corner. Turn left onto Columbia Road. Go through two sets of lights, the Strand is on the left, just past Bank of America.
From West: Mass Pike (I-90) east into Boston, to I-93 south. Follow "From the NORTH" directions.
From Jamaica Plain/Brookline: Take the JamaicaWay south to the Arborway. Go over the bridge at Forrest Hills to the rotary. Go 3/4 around the rotary and turn into Franklin Park. Go through the park, and turn left onto Blue Hill Avenue. Go about 50 yards, then make a right onto Columbia Road. The Strand is about 1 1/3 miles down on the right, just past the Strand Pharmacy.
There is plenty of on street parking on Columbia Road.
Free off-street parking is available in the Ramsey Street Municipal lot. Ramsey Street is located at the intersection of Dudley Street and Columbia Road behind CVS Pharmacy and Payless Shoes.
Free parking is available in the Citizen's Bank and Santander Bank parking lots. The Citizen's Bank lot is located at the corner of Columbia Road and Cushing Avenue, next to Bank of America. The Santander Bank lot is located in the rear of the bank at 585 Columbia Road.