All are invited to join in this timely reflection on efforts by Freedom Riders to fight for democracy. This panel will feature Dave Dennis, Joan Mulholland and other civil rights giants as they share their reflections on being engaged in efforts to register voters during the heart of Jim Crow in the deep South. Many of them faced assaults and attacks and saw friends who were murdered trying to register Black people to vote in Mississippi including the three civil rights workers: James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner. Our panelists walked alongside three leaders we lost this year and a part of this panel will be inviting them to participate in a tribute as they remember Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Rev. C.T. Vivian and Representative John Lewis. The panel will include remarks by Cheryl Lowery, the President and CEO of the Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights.
This event is generously supported in part by Craig Newmark Philanthropies.
Thursday, October 8 at 11:30am to 12:30pmVirtual Event