Films About the Civil Rights Movement

Here are many of the films listed on the Teaching the Civil Rights Movement survey conducted by Teaching for Change in the spring of 2016.

Freedom Summer

Freedom Summer

Film. Written, produced, and directed by Stanley Nelson. 2014. 120 minutes. Documentary about 1964 Freedom Summer in Mississippi.
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Ruby Bridges

Film. Directed by Euzhan Palcy. 1998. 96 minutes. The true story of Ruby Bridges, the six-year-old girl who helped to integrate the all-white schools in New Orleans.
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Freedom Riders

Film. Written, produced, and directed by Stanley Nelson. 2011. 120 minutes. A first-hand look at the 1961 rides from the Freedom Riders themselves and others who were there.
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Mighty Times: The Children’s March

Film. By Hudson and Houston. Teaching Tolerance. 2005. 40 minutes. This Academy Award-winning documentary film tells the heroic story of the young people in Birmingham, Alabama, who brought segregation to its knees.
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Freedom Song

Film. By Phil Alden Robinson. 2006. 117 min. Based on the actual history of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), student activism, and voter registration in McComb, Mississippi, during the Civil Rights Movement.
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