July 23, 2024

Freedom Rides Historical Marker Highlighted in FLS

Posing with the historical marker, from left to right, James Farmer Multicultural Center Associate Director JoAnna Raucci and Director Marion Sanford, Freedom Rider Dion Diamond and Assistant Director Christopher Williams. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

Posing with the historical marker, from left to right, James Farmer Multicultural Center Associate Director JoAnna Raucci and Director Marion Sanford, Freedom Rider Dion Diamond and Assistant Director Christopher Williams. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

The James Farmer Multicultural Center was highlighted in The Free Lance-Star article and an editorial about the Freedom Rides Historical Marker that was placed on the corner of Princess Anne and Wolfe streets several weeks ago, commemorating the site of the former bus station where the Freedom Riders first stopped in their quest to desegregate interstate travel. JFMC Assistant Director Chris Williams spearheaded the effort, along with Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation Christine Henry and Associate Professor of History Erin Devlin.

Fredericksburg unveils marker recognizing 1961 Freedom Riders’ first stop (The Free Lance-Star)

This is where Freedom Rides began (The Free Lance-Star)