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Free National Exhibition on 1961 Freedom Riders


Free National Exhibition on 1961 Freedom Riders

January 24th - February 21st 2011

Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons
UWM Golda Meir Library, West Wing
2311 E. Hartford Ave

Sunday, noon to 7 pm
Monday - Friday, 7 am to 7 pm
Saturday, 9 am to 8 pm

An extraordinary "moving museum," a companion to the May 2011 broadcast of "Freedom Riders," provides a detailed narrative of the Rides illustrated with vivid archival photos and newspaper clippings that document this pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement. Visitors can use their cell phones to access eyewitness accounts of this dangerous experiment in the fight for civil rights.

"Freedom Riders" is a traveling exhibition developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Major funding for the traveling exhibition provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Exclusive corporate funding for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is provided by Liberty Mutual. Major funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Additional funding provided by Lynn Bay Dayton, Rodger & Dawn Nordblom, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers.