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  • Freedom Ride revisited: Looking forward, but seeing the past in a mirror

    Freedom Ride revisited: Looking forward, but seeing the past in a mirror
    We are on the 2011 Student Freedom Riders bus rolling toward Augusta, Ga., watching "The Murder of Emmett Till," a PBS documentary on the savage 1955 lynching of a black boy in the nothing town of Money, Miss. On the old newsreel footage, white person after white person spews the grotesque bigotry that was common to white people in that time and place, and somebody asks Ryan Price a question:
  • Black History Month events

    Black History Month events
    February is the observance of Black History Month. Many events and activities take place across the region. This listing of events, in order by locality and date, will be updated throughout the month.   Hampton 17th Annual Black History Program...

    Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' significant but often contrived

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...

    'The Descendants,' 'The Artist' and 'Rango' win editing awards

    Kevin Tent won the ACE Eddie Award Saturday evening for best edited dramatic motion picture for "The Descendants," while Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius earned Eddies for best edited comedy or musical film for "The Artist."

    PBS' 'Freedom Riders' marks civil rights milestone

    "American Experience" observes the 50th anniversary of a seismic event in the American civil rights movement in "Freedom Riders," an electrifying two-hour documentary premiering Monday, May 16, on PBS (check local listings). Based partly on historian...