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Commemorating the Freedom Riders during African American Heritage Month

Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department, Central Library,
Freedom Riders
 
Freedom Riders map
A map of the route of the Freedom Riders. Image. Library of Congress. The American Mosaic: The African American Experience. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 19 Feb. 2014.
 
The Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Department continues its commemoration of the Freedom Riders during African American Heritage Month. In 1961, a brave group of demonstrators trained in non-violent direct action set out on the interstate bus system to test Supreme Court mandated integration of bus service throughout the American South. Their story is dramatically retold in the 2010 documentary, Freedom Riders. The documentary DVD is found in the LAPL collection at DVD 323.4092 F8535
 
The LAPL hosted database, the African American Experience, has a background article on the Freedom Riders here. You may need your LAPL library card number and PIN to access this article.
Burning bus
 
Freedom Riders in Alabama. Image. Library of Congress. The American Mosaic: The African American Experience.ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 19 Feb. 2014.
 
LAPL has been participating in the National Endowment for the Humanities program, Created Equal, since the Fall of 2013. You may have attended the lecture with Reverend James Lawson in October or screened the entire documentary earlier in the February. Please watch the "Created Equal" announcements on the LAPL website for future programming.
 
Here are critically acclaimed books on the Freedom Rider story and the civil rights movement available at LAPL:
 
 
The Children by David Halberstam
 
 
 
 
Kennedy, Johnson, and the Quest for Justice: The Civil Rights Tapes by Jonathan Rosenberg and Zachary Karabell  
 
 
 
 
 
Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement by John Lewis and Michael D’Orso
 

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