The assignment "Freedom Riders Movie Analysis" talks about the film "Freedom Riders" of 1961 by analyzing a story of more than 400 Americans who took part in a bold and a grievous exercise to arouse the conscience of a complacent nation. The fight for freedom lasted for six months, from May-November 1961. The documentary does not only record the actions of these young activists but also reminds the audience about the immense struggle to change the law.
The producer of the documentary, Stanley Nelson Earl, was born in 1951 in the New York City of United States of America. He graduated from the Leonard Davis Films School in 1976, having attained a degree in Fine Arts. After school, he got employed by William Greaves filmmaker. Currently, Nelson works with the Fire Media as an Executive Director of the firm. His most notable films are The murder of Emmett Till, Freedom Riders, Wounded Knee, and A place of Our Own in 2004 among others.
In the year 1961, most parts of the South public were still fractioned into areas for whites and blacks, despite the Supreme Court ruling that racial segregation was against the law. The Civil Rights Movement was at a turning point. President John Kennedy's administration had done very little concerning segregation, though the President was speaking in favor of civil rights. A group of student activists, both whites and blacks stepped forward to push for desegregation. These activists were traveling together by bus to the segregation-affected areas.