“Freedom riders and other human rights advocates shed a spotlight on the unjust segregationist systems throughout America. Their efforts, sometimes at the price of their own lives, helped dismantle those systems” — the Rev. Warren Murphy
Saturday, March 21 at 2 p.m. “The Freedom Riders” discussion/ review in Grizzly Hall.
Warren Murphy, a supporter and contemporary of the Freedom Riders, will lead this conversation. Warren was active in a 1966 voter registration campaign in Virginia and was a member of the Southern Student Organizing Committee.
The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. Based on Raymond Arsenault’s recent book, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South.
This is the last in the library’s humanities program “Created Equal.” Thank you to those who participated here in our little corner of Wyoming and thanks to the NEH.
Created Equal is part of the Bridging Cultures initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, produced in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.