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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

Lava Mae Free Mobile Showers
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 8:30 am
Main Library, Fulton Street Steps
Swing Into Stories
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30 am
Helen Wills Playground,
Latino Parent Club
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:00 am
Visitacion Valley, Visitacion Valley General Floor Area

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Upcoming Classes

Brain Fitness
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Book a Librarian in Russian
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Heart/Mind Meditation
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 12:15 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

Portola Art Exhibit
Through Thursday, February 2, 2017
Portola, Portola General Floor Area
De'VIA
Through Thursday, February 2, 2017
Main Library, Deaf Services Center
The Beauty of Precious Moments
Through Thursday, February 16, 2017
Main Library, Chinese Center

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