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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

Job Seekers' Drop-In
Monday, February 8, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab - 5th Fl
OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
Monday, February 8, 2016, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
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Monday, February 8, 2016, 10:15 am
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Monday, February 8, 2016, 11:00 am
Main Library, Learning Studio
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Monday, February 8, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio
Creative Ways of Telling your Life Story
Monday, February 8, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

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Through Thursday, March 3, 2016
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Through Thursday, March 31, 2016
Portola, Portola General Floor Area
Selected Works from the Collection of TALL
Through Thursday, March 3, 2016
Main Library, General Collections

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