A unique exhibit highlighting the work of civil rights activists known as the Freedom Riders will be on public display this week at Strong Middle School.
The Freedom Riders Traveling Exhibit explores six months in 1961 when more than 400 courageous Americans — old and young, black and white, men and women, Northern and Southern — risked their lives to challenge segregation.
The exhibit combines powerful photography and news coverage of the 1961 freedom rides and examines the movement from many perspectives —that of the Riders, the Kennedy administration, and the international community.
The public viewings will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28.
In addition to leading tours of the exhibit, students will be selling Freedom Riders t-shirts to raise money for civil rights organizations.