The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art (SDAAMFA) is pleased to host the national celebration recognizing the 60th Anniversary of the courageous actions of the Freedom Riders. The exhibit June 17 – September 7, San Diego will be the site of a national, interactive, photographic exhibit entitled “The Buses Are Coming”.
The exhibit will be installed in downtown San Diego at the Quartyard, 1301 Market Street. The predominate elements includes historic photographs documenting the Riders and their horrific experience, videos, and interactive audio interviews.
The Exhibit and all events take place at the Quartyard. Consider riding the San Diego Trolley to the event.
Gaidi Finnie, Executive Director, SDAAMFA noted, “An interesting historic fact is that the Riders were like the diverse protesters who took to the streets in 2020. They were predominately Black and white youth (under the age of 30). Age did not deter them from getting on those busses and risking their lives for the rights of Black Americans in 1961. Our young people today followed a great example of courage and conviction”
Photo Credit: Miguel Pizarro
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