Please join us on Mon., Feb. 24, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470, for a film screening to celebrate Black History Month. “Freedom Riders” is the powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.
From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.
Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.
Film description from the database Kanopy.
Light refreshments will be provided. i-card required to enter.
Sponsored by the UIC University Library Undergraduate Engagement Program.