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Happening Now at the North Shore Library

Find out what is happening at the North Shore Library. Keep up with all of the upcoming programs and events here at the library. Also, get the updates on the latest and hottest books and movies to be added to the library’s collection.

Freedom Riders

Created Equal: America’s Civil rights Struggle

Freedom Riders

 

North Shore Library

Film Screening Tuesday, December 3rd 6 p.m.

Film Discussion Saturday December 7th 1 p.m.

From May until December 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives many endured savage beatings and imprisonment for simply traveling together on buses as they journeyed through the Deep South. Determined to test and challenge segregated travel facilities, the Freedom Riders were greeted with mob violence and bitter racism, sorely testing their belief in non-violent activism. From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Freedom Riders features testimony from a fascinating cast of central characters; the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the rides firsthand. Based on Raymond Arsenault s acclaimed book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice.

 

All films and discussions are free and open to the public

 

This series is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

 

Please call the library at (414) 351-3461

or stop by the Reference Desk to register.

If you require special accommodations, notify the

Library Director Richard Nelson at least 72 hours in advance.

 

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