Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

DATE: Thursday, Feb. 3, 7pm

LOCATION: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center


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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, a new musical filled with traditional and original gospel and freedom songs, tells the inspiring true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to walk from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama during the Voting Rights March in 1965. Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lynda and her friends and neighbors fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African Americans. Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, High Art, “Psych”) adapted the award-winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery for the stage.

Recommended for ages 10 and up. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the true story of the sometimes-brutal period of Civil Rights history in the United States. There is video of actual events and stylized dramatizations. Some content may not be appropriate for children under 10.

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