Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
DATE: Thursday, Feb. 3, 7pm
LOCATION: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
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.