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Freedom Riders

7/18/11 - 8/15/2011

Main Library

Larkin Street Bridge - Larkin Street Entrance

100 Larkin St.

A new traveling exhibition looks at six months in 1961 when more than 400 courageous Americans — old and young, black men and women, Northern and Southern — risked their lives to challenge segregated facilities in the South. The “Freedom Riders” exhibition combines powerful photography and news coverage of the 1961 Freedom Rides and examines the movement from many perspectives —that of the Riders, the Kennedy administration, and the international community.

Freedom Riders is a traveling exhibition developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Major funding for the traveling exhibition provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Exclusive corporate funding for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is provided by Liberty Mutual. Major funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by Lynn Bay Dayton, Rodger & Dawn Nordblom, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.

Upcoming Events

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 8:00 am
Bayview, Bayview General Floor Area
Resume Reviews & Interview Prep
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 12:00 pm
Main Library, Sycip Room - Floor 4
Lego Free Play
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 1:00 pm
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Brain Fitness
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
CANCELLED-Book a Librarian in Russian
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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Through Thursday, March 2, 2017
Main Library, International Center
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Through Sunday, March 12, 2017
Main Library, Jewett Gallery
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Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space

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