https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/61ddfd16bd571d4100c775ce Online event
Boston Public Library
Boston, MA 02116
History, Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, Virtual & Streaming
In the early 1800s Massachusetts cities, towns, theaters, streetcars, and railroads practiced, in the words of William Lloyd Garrison "an odious distinction on account of color and a bullying propensity to carry it out." In 1840 Black and White, male and female activists began to attack this segregation with a series of public sit-ins and “ride-ins.” This program tells the stories of these first American Freedom Riders, the insults, expulsions, and physical assaults they endured, and the victories they won.
This online program is presented in partnership with The National Park Service. To attend, please register at the following link: https://boston-public-library.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z6wnsm9HROmY4eAhc74oSw.