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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma March

Sat Jan 18, 2020
Various times
10 and up

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the moving, true story of Lynda Blackmon, 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, Lowery fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African Americans.

Exactly one year before his April 4, 1968 assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood in The Riverside Church before a crowd of over three thousand to deliver his “Beyond Vietnam” address against the sins of poverty, racism, and militarism. In 1985, the Riverside Church congregation voted to rename the southern wing of the building The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Wing—The Riverside Theatre is housed in this wing. The church and the theatre in turn are dedicated beacons of activism and social justice and have been so since their founding.

Saturday: 2pm & 7pm
Sunday: 2pm & 6pm

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the true story of the sometimes brutal period of the Civil Rights history in the United States. There is video of actual events and stylized dramatizations. Some of this content might not be appropriate for children under 10.

The Riverside Theater
490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
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