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Date:
October 29, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Woodbury Room
Address:
Jones Library
43 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002
Contact:
413-259-3223
Email:
Freedom Riders
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Film & Discussion Series: Freedom Riders

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for the next event in this ongoing film and discussion series that may educate you, touch your heart, and inspire you to action to help dismantle racism.

Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives--and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment--for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

Our discussion will include what lessons this history has for us in today's situation with racism in the United States

Free & open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Jones Library and Coming Together.