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‘Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom’ March 25 at Columbia High School

From the SOMSD Parenting Center:

The South Orange-Maplewood School District Parenting Center invites you to celebrate the anniversary of the historic civil rights march from March 21-25, 1965, from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

The Parenting Center will be presenting Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, a new musical filled with traditional and original Gospel and Freedom songs. It tells the moving, true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, on 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 (Dial Press, 2016) for the stage. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom is directed by Fracaswell Hyman and the music director is Joshuah Brian Campbell.

Recommended for age 10 and up.
March 25, 2019 
7:30 pm
Columbia High School
17 Parker Ave
Maplewood, NJ
Free Tickets are available  here:   https://somsdturning15.eventbrite.com
Co-Sponsors:
MAC Scholars, United Methodist Women, Elementary School PTAs, Maplewood Middle School HSA, South Orange MiddleSchool HSA, Columbia High School HSA,PARES, SOMA Justice, MapSo Freedom School, SOMEA, ASCA, SOMA Action, Community Coalition on Race

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