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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

OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
Monday, October 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Tay Day in the Hormel Center
Monday, October 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
Toddler Tales & Playtime
Monday, October 23, 2017, 10:15 am
Merced, Merced General Floor Area

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Monday, October 23, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
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Monday, October 23, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Nutrition and Healthy Choices
Monday, October 23, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, Learning Studio

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Current Exhibits

Summer of Love and Haight
Through Sunday, October 29, 2017
Main Library, Jewett Gallery
Asian Brush Painting Sumi-e
Through Saturday, February 3, 2018
West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area
The Seen
Through Thursday, December 7, 2017
Park, Park Exhibit Space

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