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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

Little Explorers Petting Zoo
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:00 am
Chinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
Job Seekers' Drop-In
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Tabletop talk with Grant
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:00 am
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Growing Readers - Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:30 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Growing Readers - 2nd and 3rd Grade
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 1:00 pm
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 2:00 pm
Sunset, Sunset Children's Area

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Current Exhibits

Celebrating The Past/Creating The Future
Through Sunday, August 7, 2016
Main Library, Jewett Gallery
Out At The Library
Through Sunday, August 7, 2016
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Queer & Quirky: OBJECTifying Ourselves
Through Sunday, August 7, 2016
Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley General Floor Area

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