Freedom Riders: Democracy in Action
|Event Date:||03/20/2012||Event Fee:||No Fee |
|Event Time:|| 4:00pm - 6:00pm|
|Location:||Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Broadway and 116th St|
New York, NY
THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY.
From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives by simply traveling together through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders’ belief in non-violent activism was sorely tested as mob violence and bitter racism greeted them along the way. Facing History is an educational partner for the PBS American Experience film, Freedom Riders
, and workshop participants will learn more about southern segregation laws and models of political resistance during the civil rights movement.
Participants will receive a copy of Democracy In Action
, the study guide developed by Facing History in partnership with American Experience to accompany the film. Following this workshop, join us for a panel discussion on the legacy of the Freedom Rides. Click here for more information and to register.This event is hosted by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and cosponsored by Community Works; the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc; and the Program in Social Studies at Teachers College, Columbia