GET ON BOARD: Stories of the Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Ride - August 9thThe Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum is hosting a special preview reception of the new exhibit:
GET ON BOARD: Stories of the Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Ride
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum
4130 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
Reception: 6:00 PM
Program: 7:00 PM
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Please join Honorary Chairs, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Former Congresswoman Diane E. Watson and Former Culver City Board of Education Member, Saundra Wakefield Davis, for a special preview reception for the new exhibition entitled "Get on Board: Stories of the Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Ride" at the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum. The event commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX Freedom Ride that occurred on August 9, 1961.
Over 400 individuals participated in the 1961 Freedom Rides. The exhibit Get on Board: Stories of the Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Ride celebrates the courage and optimism that inspired these American heroes, both black and white to leave their schools, families and homes to secure the promise of freedom and liberty for all Americans.
Honored Guests:Los Angeles to Houston Freedom Riders
The Get on Board exhibition is sponsored in part by the Shangri-La Construction, LP, JENSEN + PARTNERS, The California Legislative Black Caucus and Clark Construction