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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

Job Seekers' Drop-In
Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Toddler Tales & Playtime
Monday, August 29, 2016, 10:15 am
Merced, Merced General Floor Area

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Upcoming Classes

Nutrition and Healthy Choices
Monday, August 29, 2016, 11:00 am
Main Library, Learning Studio
Brain Fitness
Monday, August 29, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Mindfulness and Meditation
Monday, August 29, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio

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Current Exhibits

Hand Bookbinders of California
Through Saturday, September 3, 2016
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
Fear of An Atomic Age!
Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, Government Information Center
Don Quixote and the Golden Age
Through Thursday, September 29, 2016
Main Library, International Center

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