San Francisco Public Library

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

San Francisco Correspondence Co-op
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Gentle Mind and Body Yoga
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1:00 pm
Visitacion Valley, Visitacion Valley General Floor Area
SAT 10 Hour Intensive Workshop
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 1:30 pm
Potrero, Potrero Meeting Room

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Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Résumé Workshop
Monday, October 24, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

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Main Library, Government Information Center
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Through Sunday, October 30, 2016
Main Library, Music Center - 4th Floor

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