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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

Family Storytime
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Family Storytime
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10:00 am
Parkside, Parkside Children's Area
Career Coaching
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Business, Science & Technology

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Upcoming Classes

Computer Basics
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 1:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Tablet Basics
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:00 pm
Chinatown, Chinatown Computer Lab
Personal Safety Workshop
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:00 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

The Illustrated Alice: The Imagining of Wonderland
Through Saturday, April 1, 2017
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
San Francisco Symphony Concerts for Kids
Through Friday, March 31, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
The Heart of the City Farmers' Market
Through Friday, June 30, 2017
Main Library, Business, Science & Technology

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