Film highlights groundbreaking tactic, decision resulting in safe bus ride to mall

By Terry Mikesell, Columbus Dispatch, To get to her job at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek, a pregnant woman used to ride the public bus system from her home to Wright State University, then walk a mile at night across a busy multilane overpass that intersects Fairfield Road with Interstate 675 near Dayton. … Continue reading »

Film highlights groundbreaking tactic, decision resulting in safe bus ride to mall

Ohio Civil Rights Doc ‘Free to Ride’ Comes to Gateway

By Hope Madden, Columbus Underground, Bussing has been an issue of civil rights from the beginning, but is there still social relevance in the topic? Jamaal Bell of The Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute says yes. Along with producer/writer Matt Martin, Bell made the documentary Free to Ride. His film explores a precedent-setting achievement. Simply … Continue reading »

Ohio Civil Rights Doc ‘Free to Ride’ Comes to Gateway

Kirwan Institute’s Documentary “Free To Ride” Opens Friday at Gateway

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity’s award-winning documentary “Free To Ride” returns to Gateway Film Center Friday, June 23 at 7pm by popular demand. “Free To Ride” made its sold-out official Columbus premiere on April 12 as part of Gateway Film Center’s Ohio Grown Series and returns for a week-long run from … Continue reading »

Kirwan Institute’s Documentary “Free To Ride” Opens Friday at Gateway

“Free To Ride” Documentary Explores A Different Bus Civil Rights Fight

By Clare Roth, WOSU Radio All Things Considered In 2011, the Dayton  Regional Transport Authority went to the suburb of Beavercreek, Ohio, with a seemingly simple request: add an additional three bus stops to an already existing route. The city council refused, and what followed was a three-year fight that traversed questions of race, privilege, … Continue reading »

“Free To Ride” Documentary Explores A Different Bus Civil Rights Fight

Locally Produced Film Tackles Transit Access as Civil Rights Issue

By Brent Warren Columbus Underground In 2011 the city of Beavercreek, Ohio refused a request from the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority to extend an existing bus line an additional three stops. What sounds like a minor local news story turned into much more, and a new film documenting the resultant civil rights complaint and … Continue reading »

Locally Produced Film Tackles Transit Access as Civil Rights Issue