Student short films to screen Saturday as part of "Freedom Riders" opening

altFour short films from Saint Augustine's University’s Film program will be screened as the opening to the PBS documentary “Freedom Riders” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Wake County Library in Cameron Village.

The students and the films featured will be: Porscha Lopes’ “The Realist of Patrick McDonald;” Miles Valentine’s “Believe It;” Craig Taylor’s “Mixed Emotions;” and Eric Barstow’s “Pickaninny.”

Saint Augustine's University film professor Ellen Shepard will host the library’s screening of the “Freedom Riders” documentary. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

About Saint Augustine's University
Saint Augustine's University, established in 1867, is a four-year historically black university in Raleigh, N.C. With an average annual enrollment of 1,500, the University offers 30 undergraduate degree programs in five academic divisions. Saint Augustine's University is accredited by the Commission on Universitys of the Southern Association of Universitys and Schools.