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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

Computer Help
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:00 pm
Portola, Portola General Floor Area
Lawyers in the Library: Citizenship Assistance
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Build It! Club
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:00 pm
Excelsior, Excelsior Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Lightsaber Stage Combat Classes
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2:00 pm
Presidio, Presidio Meeting Room
Job Seekers' Lab
Monday, August 26, 2019, 10:00 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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Current Exhibits

HBC47: Hand Bookbinders of California
Through Sunday, September 1, 2019
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area
The Stuff of Life:
Through Thursday, September 26, 2019
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Queer as German Folk
Through Thursday, September 26, 2019
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space

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