50th Anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides

Photo Courtesy of Smithsonian Institute

Join The National Youth Summit on the Freedom Rides on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (EST). It will allow students to discuss history with the people who were witnesses and activists on the front lines of the fight for justice. They will also engage in conversation with scholars, public historians, and most importantly, one another in this incredible webcast that joins live audiences in six cities around the nation.

The National Youth Summit will be moderated by Raymond Arsenault, author of Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. The panel will also include award winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, director of the new documentary film Freedom Riders.

For more information visit http://smithsonianconference.org/freedomrides/.

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