A Conversation with Four Freedom Riders
In the summer of 1961, more than four hundred Americans violated Jim Crow laws in protest of the segregated interstate travel system. Known as the Freedom Riders, their actions sparked controversy across the south and tested their commitment to nonviolent activism. Nearly 62 years later, four freedom riders, Dion Diamond, Joan Browning, Dr. Lenora Taitt-Magubane, and Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr., will visit UMKC to speak about their experiences. This panel of civil rights activists will be moderated by Dr. Carmaletta Williams, Executive Director of the Black Archives of Mid-America.