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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, June 17, 2019, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Smart Money Coaching
Monday, June 17, 2019, 10:00 am
Main Library, Study Room 437
Toddler Tales & Playtime
Monday, June 17, 2019, 10:15 am
Merced, Merced General Floor Area

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Upcoming Classes

Job Seekers' Drop-In Lab
Monday, June 17, 2019, 10:00 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Toddler Tales and Playtime
Monday, June 17, 2019, 10:15 am
Golden Gate Valley, Golden Gate Valley Meeting Room
Baby Rhyme Time and Playtime
Monday, June 17, 2019, 11:30 am
Golden Gate Valley, Golden Gate Valley Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

The Port Chicago Story
Through Sunday, July 7, 2019
Treasure Island Museum,
Strike! Ethnic Studies Now
Through Thursday, June 20, 2019
Main Library, General Collections
Fake News Is for Real
Through Thursday, June 20, 2019
Main Library, Government Information Center

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