Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom | Virtual Event
January 10, 2022 - January 23, 2022
TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
Available for Streaming Monday, January 10 – Sunday, January 23, 2022
Filled with traditional and original Gospel and Freedom songs, Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the moving and inspiring true story of Lynda Blackmon, the youngest person to walk all the way from Selmato Montgomery, Alabama, on the Voting Rights March in 1965. Linda was jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday as she and her friends fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African Americans. Ally Sheedy adapted the award-winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery (DialPress, 2016) for the stage. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom is directed by Fracaswell Hyman and the music director is Joshuah Brian Campbell. The show is produced by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Miranda Barry, Amy Sprecher, Voza Rivers and the New Heritage Theatre Group.
Please Note: This show tells the true story of the sometimes brutal period of Civil Rights history in the United States, including video of actual events. Some content may not be appropriate for children under 10.
Curriculum Ties: Black History, Civil Rights
Recommended for Grades 6 – 12
Show Length: 50 minute performance and a 30 minute documentary-style interview with Lynda Blackmon Lowery
Content available to stream on demand at a time of your choosing from January 10 – 23, 2021. You may access content for your classroom multiple times. Registration for each participating classroom is required.
Please note: Your purchase allows you the right to stream the performance video and corresponding educational content for the show “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom” only for those classrooms that are registered. Please be sure to register all classrooms.
If you purchase access to this content before January 7, you will receive an email with the link and password to the show page on January 10. If you purchase access to this content on or after January 7, you will receive an email with the link and password to the show page within one (1) business day of purchase. Emails will be sent directly to the Contact Person for your purchase, at the email provided. You may share the link with your students to watch remotely, or you can share your screen during class time.
For Schools: Cost for schools is $60/classroom. Each class must be registered. A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line or you may contact Janice Slocum to register. Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.
For Homeschools and Individuals: Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household. A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line or you may contact Janice Slocum to register. Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.
Questions? Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or firstname.lastname@example.org