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ONLINE Autobiography of a Freedom Rider:

My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights

2020-09-20 14:00:00 2020-09-20 15:00:00 America/Chicago ONLINE Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: Author Thomas Armstrong discusses his life as a civil rights activist and Freedom Rider during the early 1960s, in conjunction with current systemic racial issues. Access will be sent to registrants. Downers Grove Public Library

Sunday, September 20
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-09-20 14:00:00 2020-09-20 15:00:00 America/Chicago ONLINE Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: Author Thomas Armstrong discusses his life as a civil rights activist and Freedom Rider during the early 1960s, in conjunction with current systemic racial issues. Access will be sent to registrants. Downers Grove Public Library

Author Thomas Armstrong discusses his life as a civil rights activist and Freedom Rider during the early 1960s, in conjunction with current systemic racial issues. Access will be sent to registrants.

Join us for a personal and thought-provoking look at the early protests of the civil rights movement, and how the early movements informs the current fights for social justice today.

Thomas Armstrong is a veteran of the early 1960s Civil Rights Movement in his native Mississippi. He was at the forefront of early protests led by black Southerners for voting rights and equal public accommodations from 1958 to 1961, results in threats that had him running for his life. He remains active and allied with civil rights works around the country. He is also the author of Autobiography of a Freedom Rider: My Life as a Foot Soldier for Civil Rights.

Contact the Ask Us Desk at askus@dglibrary.org or call (630) 960-1200 with questions.

Participant Zoom instructions:

Registration with email address is required. The webinar link and password, along with handouts, will be emailed to participants the day before the program. If you do not receive it by 5:00 p.m. the previous day, please contact the library.

Virtual programs adhere to the Library's Video and Photography Policy. Participants should be aware of their privacy settings before logging into the program. 

This program will be presented through a live Zoom webinar.

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DGPL staff with be monitoring email before the program to assist with logon issues.