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Civil Rights Freedom Rider

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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
2020-02-07 01:00:00 2020-02-07 02:00:00 America/Chicago Civil Rights Freedom Rider Thomas Madison Armstrong III recounts his experience as a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s. Come listen to his inspirational story! Signup required. Tinley Park Public Library tplibrary@tplibrary.org
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Thomas Madison Armstrong III recounts his experience as a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s. Come listen to his inspirational story! Signup required.

Thomas Madison Armstrong III is a veteran of the early 1960s civil rights movement in his native Mississippi, the very heart of white resistance in the South. He is a Civic Education Consultant who works with teachers and students to learn about the civil rights movement. Personal and professional development is enhanced by those choosing to participate. He did not speak publicly about his civil rights experiences for some 38 years.

Since he began responding to invitations to talk about his experience in recent years, he has conducted intergenerational discussions about the personal power of civic education, and has worked to further the nation's democratic ideals at such places as the Freedom Riders Teen Town hall Webcast at the National Underground Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH, which was sponsored by the National Museum of American History, and the African American Leadership Roundtable in Chicago, Illinois.

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1st floor – Meeting Room A&B
Event Type: 
Senior-friendly
Genealogy & History
Entertainment & Culture
Ages: 
Adult
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The Tinley Park Public Library is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals who require an accommodation for a disability for any library presentation should contact the library at 708.532.0160, x3 at least ten working days before an event.

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