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Yellow (Freedom Riders) (detail), 2018, by Charles Williams (American b. 1984); Oil on Mylar; 12 works, each 9x11 inches; Courtesy the artists

Art+Social Justice: The Legacy of the Freedom Riders

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Gibbes Museum of Art

Developed in relation to Charles Williams’ SUN + LIGHT exhibition, this panel discussion will focus on the Freedom Riders as one of the most effective nonviolent collectives in American history, whose members risked their lives to challenge Jim Crow segregation laws.

Panelists include Dr. Raymond Arsenault, professor of Southern history and Chairman of the Department of History/Politics at the University of South Florida; Charles Edward Williams, artist; and Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., and Ms. Catherine Burks-Brooks. Book signing to follow.

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This program is sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture and heritage.