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Freedom Ride: One Quaker’s Civil Disobedience

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Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Community Friends Meetinghouse
3960 Winding Way
Cincinnati, OH 45229
United States

David Fankhauser grew up attending Community Friends' Meeting in Cincinnati and graduated from Olney Friends School. In May 1961, he and other Freedom Riders made the conscious decision to violate southern laws requiring segregation in public transportation. 

On November 10th, David will offer an illustrated presentation about his participation in the Freedom Rides. His personal involvement with Dr. Martin Luther King and others led to devising the new "Jail, No Bail" policy of the Freedom Rides to fill Mississippi jails. He was arrested and imprisoned in the summer of 1961.

The program is sponsored by the three local Quaker Meetings: Cincinnati, Eastern Hills, and Community Friends Meetings. It will include opportunities for participants to personally engage with issues of civil disobedience through small group discussion and worship sharing. Lunch will be provided.

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