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TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM

New Theatre Group

Education Office
(513) 977-4116
  • Dates
    January 18 - 29, 2021
  • Venue
    Virtual

TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM

New Theatre Group

TWO-WEEK VIDEO ON DEMAND LICENSE

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the inspiring, true story of Lynda Blackmon, who celebrated her 15th birthday on the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Jailed nine times before the march and badly beaten on Bloody Sunday, Lynda and her neighbors fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African Americans. She believed that "a voteless people is a hopeless people" and put her life on the line, non-violently, to prove that anyone can change history no matter how young or powerless they seem. The show features an ensemble of African American actor-singers who bring the 1960s to life on the stage through the Civil Rights Movement's soul-stirring music.

Recommended Grades 5-12

Price per Classroom: $ 20.00 

Curriculum: M, T, SS, AAS, CC, DA, SEL

Streaming Package Includes

  • Video Length  Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: Approximately 50 minutes in length.
  • Video Version Options
    • divided int three (3) acts, 15-20 minutes watch time each
    • Full length 50 minute watch time
  • Documentary Video of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, 30 minutes in length
  • Teachers Guide: PDF

Miranda Barry, Executive Director and Producer, Amy Sprecher, Producer, and General Manager Loire Valley Theater Festival