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Datebook: May 4 – Freedom Rides began 50 years ago.

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Freedom Riders were civil rights activists that rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to test the United States Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia (of 1960). The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17. Learn all about the Freedom Rides this month on KET.

Here’s Datebook for Wednesday, May 4

Adsmore House and Gardens in Princeton remembers Spring 1907 with a child’s birthday commemoration through May 15. See dolls loaned by Molly Ward, and Adsmore’s quilts and other late early 20th century textiles. Adsmore is at 304 North Jefferson, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 4 and Sunday 1:30 to 4.=

The Family Service Society for residents of Paducah and McCracken County needs men’s clothing, especially Blue jeans, shoes and belts. The clothing room is open at no charge Tuesdays and Thursdays at 827 Joe Clifton Drive.

First United Methodist Church and the Downtown Paris Association present “Dartin’ Downtown Certified 5 k Walk/Run and 1 mile fun run Saturday, May 14. Registration starts at 7 a.m. in the church parking lot at 101 East Blythe Street. The 5k starts at 8 and the 1 mile fun run starts at 9. Registration costs $20 and benefits Relay for Life.

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