Culture

Sunday Platform - Eric Etheridge w/ Joe Chuman: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders

New York Society for Ethical Culture

2 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023

Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

(212) 874-5210

http://www.nysec.org

Price

Free

Event Dates

Jan 13, 2019

When

11:00am

Sunday Platform - Eric Etheridge w/ Joe Chuman: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders

Learn about the historic 1961 Mississippi Freedom Rides, how the mug shots of the 329 arrested Riders were made and survived, and how Eric Etheridge used them to locate Riders so many years later for his book, Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders. A new edition of the book — which contains the mug shots of all the Riders, as well as Eric’s contemporary portraits and short profiles of 99 of the original Riders — was released this year. Eric will discuss the motivations of the individual Riders in going to Mississippi. In 2011, Etheridge co-founded the Mississippi Freedom 50th Foundation, which organized events in Jackson and across Mississippi to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rides. Presider: Hazel May.