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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

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Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Twelfth Night
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
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Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
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Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
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Monday, December 5, 2016, 11:00 am
Main Library, Learning Studio

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Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, Government Information Center
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Through Thursday, January 5, 2017
Main Library, Music Center - 4th Floor
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Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, African American Center

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