Wasco High School Library is partnering again with the nationally-renowned museum of Gilder-Lehrman by bringing the traveling exhibition of Freedom Riders.
Close to 60 years later, this museum helps to celebrate the seminal moment in civil rights history.
The self-proclaimed “Freedom Riders” challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by performing a disarmingly simple act—traveling together in small interracial groups, and sitting where they pleased on buses and trains. Demanding unrestricted access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, they were met with bitter racism, mob violence, and imprisonment along the way. But their courage and sacrifice over eight months in 1961 changed America forever.
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