March 6 – April 6, 2012 Location: Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, MI Exhibitions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has partnered with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE to create a traveling exhibit -- a moveable museum -- that tells the story of the 1961 Freedom Rides. A detailed narrative of the Rides is illustrated with vivid archival photos and newspaper clippings that document this pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement. The exhibit is enhanced by companion audio that allows visitors to hear the poignant eyewitness accounts of the Riders who endured bitter racism and savage beatings, but ultimately changed America forever.

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