MOT Hosts Video Conference to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides




Freedom Riders Dr. Robert & Helen Singleton, Civil Rights Worker Dr. Rick Tuttle with students from Santa Fe High School


Exec. Dir. Mayme Clayton Library & Museum Larry Earl, Freedom Riders Dr. Robert & Helen Singleton, Civil Rights Worker Dr. Rick Tuttle


Dr. Robert & Helen Singleton, Civil Rights Worker Dr. Rick Tuttle

Students from Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, CA

Video Conference participating sites: Museum of Tolerance-LA, Selma, AL, Uniontown, AL, Museum of Tolerance-NY, Madison, AL, Booker T. Washington High School at the Rosa Parks Museum Troy University, Montgomery, AL

  

On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 9:30am the MOT hosted a video conference to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides and the new WGBH American Experience film FREEDOM RIDERS.

Participating in the Video Conference were:

From the Museum of Tolerance – Los Angeles

Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Springs, CA
Dr. Robert & Helen Singleton, Freedom Riders

From the Museum of Tolerance – New York

Boys and Girls High School, Brooklyn, NY
Joan Pleune, Freedom Rider
Lewis Zuchman, Freedom Rider

From the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University, Montgomery, AL

Booker T. Washington High School, Montgomery, AL
Catherine Burks-Brooks, Freedom Rider
Mark Driscoll, Director of Historic Sites, Alabama Historical Commission – oversees the new Museum at the Montgomery Bus Terminal opening for 50th Anniversary

From Alabama School sites

Liberty Middle School
Discovery Middle School
Selma High School
Robert C. Hatch High School

Larry Earl, Executive Director, the Mayme Clayton Library & Museum, Culver City, CA, served as the event Moderator.

For information on the Freedom Rides and the film go to www.pbs.org/freedomriders

Classes watched the film in advance of the event then came together at the above locations where they saw clips from the film, heard from and asked questions of the Freedom Riders and engaged with each other.

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