"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Facing History - Freedom Riders Workshop

Freedom Riders: Democracy in Action
Event Date:01/26/2012Event Fee:No Fee
Event Time:4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location:Everett Middle School, 450 Church Street
San Francisco, CA


 Included in Program, Freedom Riders Mimi Real and Elizabeth Hirshfeld

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. Workshop participants will learn more about southern segregation laws and models of political resistance during the civil rights movement.

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