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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

Swing Into Stories: Koret Children's Playground
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 9:30 am
Koret Children's Playground,
Preschool Storytime
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:00 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Play Date
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:00 am
Presidio, Presidio Meeting Room

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Book a Librarian in Russian
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:30 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Heart/Mind Meditation
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 12:15 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room
Basic Computer Skills & Internet Help
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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Through Thursday, June 30, 2016
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
HERSTORY
Through Thursday, July 14, 2016
Main Library, International Center
Capturing Resilience
Through Thursday, July 14, 2016
Main Library, Mix: General Floor Area - 2nd Fl

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