Traveling Exhibit

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE has partnered with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to create a traveling exhibit -- a moveable museum of sorts -- that tells the story of the 1961 Freedom Rides. A detailed narrative of the Rides is illustrated with vivid archival photos and newspaper clippings that document this pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit is enhanced by companion audio that allows visitors to hear the poignant eyewitness accounts of the Riders who endured bitter racism and savage beatings, but ultimately changed America forever.

Visiting twenty cities nationwide

November 29 - December 15, 2010
Lehman College
Leonard Lief Library
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, New York
718-960-8603

January 3 - 31, 2011
New Orleans Public Library
African American Resource Center
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana
504-596-2597

January 6 - January 17, 2011
John Handley High School
425 Handley Boulevard
Winchester, Virginia
540-662-3471

January 24 - February 21, 2011
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
414-229-4785

February 7 - March 7, 2011
Nancy Carson Library
135 Edgefield Road
North Augusta, South Carolina
803-202-3587

February 28 - March 28, 2011
San Diego Public Library
820 E Street
San Diego, California
619-236-5800

March 14 - April 18, 2011
Live Oak Public Libraries
Southwest Chatham Beach
14097 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia
912-925-8305

April 4 - May 2, 2011
Kansas City Public Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, Missouri
816-701-3400

April 25 - May 27, 2011
Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center
3300 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida
561-357-1160

May 9 - June 6, 2011
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street
Austin, Texas
512-721-0200

June 3 - July 1, 2011
Cameron Village Library
1930 Clark Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina
919-856-6710

June 13 - July 11, 2011
Salt Lake City Public Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
801-524-8200

July 8 - August 12, 2011
Dole Institute of Politics
The University of Kansas
2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, Kansas
785-864-4900

July 18 - August 15, 2011
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California
415-557-4400

August 22 - September 19, 2011
Arizona State University Libraries
Hayden Library
ASU Tempe Campus
300 E. Orange Mall
Tempe, Arizona
480-965-4925

September 1 - 29, 2011
Birmingham History Center
1731 First Avenue N
Birmingham, Alabama
205-202-4146

September 26 - October 24, 2011
Museum of History & Industry
2700 24th Avenue E
Seattle, Washington
206-324-1126

October 5 - November 2, 2011
Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
313-481-1339

October 31 - November 28, 2011
Blair Caldwell African American Research Library
Denver Public Library
2401 Welton Street
Denver, Colorado
720-865-2401

Please contact your local site to confirm dates and hours of operation.

Learn more about bringing the exhibit to your community:
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/travelingexhibitions.html


About the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Since 1997, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has developed traveling panel exhibitions for display at schools, libraries, and historic sites. Composed of interlocking panels with graphic reproductions of rare documents, images, and interpretive text, these exhibitions circulate nationwide, providing an introduction to critical topics in American history for students, teachers, and the public. Other Gilder Lehrman exhibitions include: Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times, The Progressive Era: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917, Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America, Frederick Douglass from Slavery to Freedom: the Journey to New York City, Looking at Lincoln: Political Cartoons from the Civil War Era, Free at Last: A History of the Abolition of Slavery in America, and Freedom: A History of US.
www.gilderlehrman.org

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