ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 3, 2011)
-- On May 4, 1961, seven black
and six white volunteers boarded buses in Washington, D.C., headed
for New Orleans to test compliance with a recent Supreme Court
decision that said passengers in interstate travel could use waiting
rooms and restrooms without regard to race. This group became known
as the Freedom Riders.
Last May, seven Albany High School students joined Siena College
students to retrace that route to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
These Albany High seniors will present a multimedia community
performance Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. to share their experiences and
insight from last spring's trip to Alabama and Mississippi.
"Riding for Freedom" will be held at the First
Unitarian Universalist Church at 405 Washington Ave. You can
download a flyer
in .pdf format, and
check out a Ch. 13 story about the students
that aired Nov. 1.
We invite you to join us for this presentation.