For Immediate Release

Monday, January 30, 2012

Contacts: Vickie Devenport, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-6148,

Carbondale, Ill. -- In recognition of Black History Month, WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), and the African American Museum of Southern Illinois will present a free film screening of the powerful PBS documentary, American Experience: Freedom Riders, followed by a discussion featuring original Freedom Rider Ernest "Rip" Patton of Nashville, Tennessee.