Would you have the courage to get on a bus and travel around the country defending your beliefs? What if it meant encountering angry and violent mobs of people trying to stop you? This fascinating exhibit tells the story of over 400 Americans who stood up for what they believed in and challenged segregation laws. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in partnership with the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission have teamed up to bring “Freedom Riders” to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. This exhibit takes you through 6 months in 1961 when the Jim Crow laws were being challenged. This exhibit is in Fort Worth May 15th – June 15th so catch it before its gone!

Can’t get enough? The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will be showing a FREE movie on the Freedom Writers, June 7th & 9th as part of the Fort Worth Human Relations Commission’s Movies That Matter: A Human Rights Film Series. The film will be the 2011 PBS broadcast of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film Freedom Riders, directed by Stanley Nelson.