Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 10am-12noon
The Freedom Rides Come to Life with Jim Zwerg
LIVE on ZOOM
Guest Presenter – Jim Zwerg
Jim’s heroic story of walking with his brothers and sisters of color during the Freedom Rides will be a close-up and honest view of a brutal time in our history. He was partnered with John Lewis and together they were targeted when the Freedom Rides bus arrived in Montgomery, AL on May 20, 2961. They were badly beaten.
We’ll examine the idea behind the Freedom Rides and the challenges the college students faced as they made their way from the east coast to New Orleans in May of 1961.
(John Lewis & Jim Zwerg pictured above)
Registration for this Special Event is Open – Space is Limited