Show length, 60 minutes l Grades 3-8
This new play, with original songs and music, explores the valiant and courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in the history of the Civil Rights movement.
Set in 1961, 15 years after the United States Supreme Court had outlawed segregation, bus lines and cities throughout the South still enforced a rigid system of separating black and white citizens. The Freedom Riders, both black and white Americans, from the North and the South, decided to travel together on buses that crossed state lines despite the hateful segregation and racism that had a strong hold in so many parts of the United States. The unforgettable heroes, and the facts behind the events portrayed in Freedom Riders, are essential to a full understanding of the Civil Rights era and American history.
Large school groups receive priority seating. General public seating is on a first-come/first-seated basis in sections to be determined. An usher will escort you to your seating area.
Regardless of age, each person attending the performance must have a ticket; "lap tickets" for infants may be purchased at the box office, 913-469-4445.
Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College
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