Navigate Up
Sign In

[X] Login to ...

Home > Academics > Divisions > Social Sciences > History
History

Civil Rights documentary, "Freedom Riders," by Stanley Nelson

Date:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:15 PM

Location:
Campbell Dome

Details:
In May 1961, integrated groups of black and white CORE volunteers got on Greyhound and Trailways busses in Washington, DC, to test new federal rules about interstate travel and to challenge segregation in the South. The volunteers were trained in and committed to a policy of “nonviolent direct action.” They were met with violence and arrest – but their courageous example influenced others and brought about many changes. Would you have been a Freedom Rider?
 
 

 Important Dates

 
September 15: History Club meeting
     



Queens College, CUNY| 65-30 Kissena Blvd.| Queens, NY 11367-1597| Phone: (718) 997-5000 Copyright © 2004-
Queens College is CUNY