Greenburgh Library Remembers Civil Rights Struggle With Film Series

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The Greenburgh Public Library is hosting a screening of the film "Freedom Riders" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy Greenburgh Public Library

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Library is hosting a special program to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. 

The library is hosting a screening of the film "Freedom Riders" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the multipurpose room of the library at 300 Tarrytown Road in Greenburgh. The film is part of the library's participation in the Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, a special initiative to bring about community conversations by the National Endowment for the Humanities, representatives said. 

The film is part of the Endowment's Bridging Cultures project.  

"Join the young college students of CORE as they made their historic inter-racial ride across the deep south of 1961," representatives said. "Participate in our first community conversation, take a tour of history, win a freedom riders bus miniature."

Funding for the program is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Foundation. Refreshments will be served. The film is the first of a four-part series of documentaries set to highlight the history of the Abolitionist movement, slavery after Emancipation, the famous Loving couple and their rights as an inter-racial married family and the courageous Freedom Rider.

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