Past Event

The Freedom Rides at Fifty: Remembering an Early Challenge to Segregation

A Road Scholar Program by James Wolfinger

On the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, James Wolfinger takes participants beyond the well-known history of Martine Luther King, Jr. to examine how freedom riders risked their lives to challenge segregation. Their actions pressured the federal government to finally end segregation in interstate bus and train travel and set the stage for protest strategies African Americans used in the future.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Dan Carroll, 708.388.1078 x30.