Mailing Address: P.O. Box 936, Janesville, WI 53547-0936
Library & Archives New Location: 430 N. Jackson St., Janesville, WI
Hours: 9AM-3PM Wed. & Thu. & Noon-3PM Fri. (call ahead)
Phone: (608) 752-5891
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MAILING ADDRESS: Rock County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 936, Janesville, WI 53547-0936
NEW LOCATION: The RCGS library and office are located at the newly renovated Charles Tallman Home, 430 N. Jackson St. adjacent to the Tallman House Restoration in Janesville, Wisconsin.
HOURS: The RCGS library and RCHS archive are open to the public from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Wednesdays & Thursdays and Noon to 3 P.M. Fridays. Contact us by phone to confirm we will be open on a particular day or to request special accommodation.
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PHONE NUMBERS: RCGS library at 608-752-5891.
Civil Rights Freedom Riders - from records of the Wisconsin Historical Society
Location: Meet at Helen Jeffris Woods Museum Gallery Room, 426 N. Jackson Street, in Janesville, WI which is two doors south of the Lincoln Tallman Restorations. (Click for map & directions). There is handicapped parking in the rear of the building with additional parking at the Charles Tallman House, 430 North Jackson Street, or across Mineral Point Avenue at the Mercy enclosed parking ramp. There is no charge for parking in the Mercy parking ramp.
Cost and Invitation: Free and Open to the Public.
Program Presenter(s): Michael Edmund, author and researcher. Edmond is the author of Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader, which documents the 1964 Freedom Summer program, when SNCC and CORE workers and volunteers went to Mississippi to challenge segregation.
In 1964. Freedom Riders attempted to register voters, teach in
Freedom Schools, and establish a new political party. More than
60,000 black Mississippians risked everything to join them. In the 44
original documents in this anthology, you'll read their letters, eavesdrop on their meetings, shudder at their suffering, and admire their courage.
These vivid primary sources, collected by the Wisconsin Historical Society, provide both firsthand accounts of this astounding grass roots struggle as well as a broader understanding of the civil rights movement. .