Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders, Nov. 2-28


The traveling exhibition, Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders, will come to Denver in just a few days. The exhibit combines photography and news coverage of the 1961 Freedom Rides for a powerful account of an American era, examining the movement from the perspectives of the Riders, the Kennedy Administration, and the international community.

t;p>Developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institution of American History in partnership with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Colorado Humanities, and others at both national and local levels, the exhibit will be held at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library from Nov. Wednesday, Nov. 2-Monday, Nov. 28 at 2401 Welton Street, Denver.


Throughout November, more than a dozen events associated with the exhibit will also take place at Blair-Caldwell, and "Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days," a live radio drama featuring special guests James Lawson and other Riders from the summer of 1961, followed by community dialog, will take place on Monday, Nov. 14 from 7-9 pm at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. For a full list of Freedom Rider events, click here.

Blair-Caldwell, part of the Denver Public Library network, is the only library in Colorado to have been selected for this important exhibit.

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