As one of the original Freedom Riders, the Freedom Bench was inspired by Joan Trumpauer Mulholland’s desire for equality for all. The Freedom Bench is a safe, judgement free zone for students to think, share about how the life lessons of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and the Civil Rights Movement and collaborate on ideas to make a difference in their world.

Instead of a single statue that cost upwards of $50,000 and can only be appreciated by a handful of people in one community we decided that the Freedom Bench would be a better and more cost effective way to share her message while memorializing Joan at schools and communities all across the country.

We’re still working out the details but we would like for schools and communities to participate and help us raise money to bring a Freedom Bench to their neighborhood.

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