In 1961 black and white volunteers boarded buses and traveled through the South in an act of protest against segregation. When they were met with violent attacks, other courageous individuals followed suit, risking their lives in a powerful and lasting demonstration against inequality.
Could you get on the bus?
During the month of May the Edendale Branch Library will be screening Freedom Riders and hosting a discussion about the film and its bearing on issues that we face today.
The discussion will be held Saturday, May 24, 2-4pm and feature the following guests:
Dalena Hunter, Librarian, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA
Elizabeth Kronbeck, Professor of Ethnic Studies, History and Social Science, Glendale Community College
Kathleen O'Nan, Freedom Rider
Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
For ADA accomodations, call (213) 228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to event.