Freedom Riders: Democracy in Action
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 this PBS American Experience film, and workshop participants will learn more about southern segregation laws and models of political resistance during the civil rights movement.
Location: Facing History Library and Professional Development Center. Light Dinner Provided