A Foot Soldier's Journey
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Thomas Armstrong, author of “Autobiography of a Freedom Rider,” shares his journey to create social change with the true heroes of the civil rights’ movement. The true heroes are the ordinary southern blacks who confronted the laws of segregation under which they lived. Working with Medgar Evers, he helped secure the voting rights of disenfranchised black voters. He was arrested for being one of the first three black Mississippians to walk into the white waiting room at a bus station, and suffered personal repercussions for championing these rights. Look at the advancements of the past fifty years and the work still to be done. Register for this program by calling the library or register at the website and click on "Programs and Events", then find Programs for Adults and select “Sign Up Here” for this program.