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Freedom Riders

Powerful Documentaries Chronicle History of Civil Rights Movement: Created Equal

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will present Created Equal, a series of powerful documentaries that tell remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from slavery to segregation. The films include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to achieve equal rights for all…. Read More ›

Dee Dee Batteast and the cast of "The Parchman Hour" make a ruckus as the heroic 1961 Freedom Riders (photo by Jon Gardiner)

“The Parchman Hour” Is an Episodic But Eloquent 50th-Anniversary Tribute to the 1961 Freedom Riders

“The Parchman Hour” by Mike Wiley is an eloquent tribute on the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides; but it lacks the focus and intensity of Wiley’s wonderful one-man shows, such as “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till” and “One Noble Journey.”

Mike Wiley's latest docudrama "The Parchman Hour" runs Oct. 26-Nov. 13

PlayMakers Repertory Company Will Stage the World Premiere of “The Parchman Hour” by Mike Wiley

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present world premiere of The Parchman Hour: The Songs and Stories of the ’61 Freedom Riders, a stirring docudrama with music written and directed by Mike Wiley, on Oct. 26-30 and Nov. 1-6 and 8-13 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina’s Center for Dramatic Art. According… Read More ›