They changed the world: A special evening at UAB with the Freedom Riders

A very timely event. Just last month, President Obama created the Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston.

Be inspired, by folks who literally “risked their lives” to defeat Jim Crow and segregation.

Also, check out Charles Person’s story of courage, that was published in the Washington Post last month.


Person and fellow Freedom Rider Bill Harbour will be speaking tonight at UAB’s Lister Hill Library, 6-8.  The event is free and open to the public.

 

 

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.