[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOURD3SEUsQ[/youtube]Amy Posner, director of Hillel at CSI, discusses the exhibit in the college’s Library that chronicles the self-proclaimed “Freedom Riders,” who challenged the mores of a racially segregated society by traveling together in small interracial groups, and sitting where they pleased on buses and trains. The group demanded unrestricted access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms, and were met with bitter racism, mob violence, and imprisonment along the way. But their courage and sacrifice over eight months in 1961 changed the U.S. forever.

This exhibit is proudly sponsored by Hillel at CSI and the Department of the Library in memory of slain CUNY student Andrew Goodman and his friends, Michael Schwerner and James Cheney, all of whom received a posthumous Medal of Honor from President Obama in the fall of 2014.