New details on Freedom Rider Hank Thomas, and Wednesday’s visit
Here’s an update on the visit to campus Wednesday (Feb. 15) by Hank Thomas, one of the original Freedom Riders. Thomas will speak about the 1961 rides and his broader experiences in the Civil Rights Movement. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a brief screening of portions of the PBS documentary Freedom Riders, which will be followed by Thomas’ talk. After his presentation, Thomas will answer questions from the audience. Please note that the location of the event has been changed from the Christie Theatre to the Phoenix Room to accommodate a larger audience. For more information, please contact Vince Lowery or Shawn Robinson.