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Freedom Riders

  • 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard
  • Irving, TX 75062
  • Dates: January 21, 2018
  • Location: Irving Arts Center
  • Time: Two shows: 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM
  • Price: Free, tickets available one hour before show time
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FREEDOM RIDERS demonstrates the importance of working together to affect change and specifically how non-violent protest was used to combat the cruelties of segregation. Freedom riders, both black and white, mostly young, Americans, decided to travel together on buses that crossed state lines purposefully disregarding the hateful segregation practices that were still commonplace in so many parts of the United States. The play, recommended for ages 9 and up, explores the valiant and courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in the history of the Civil Rights movement.

Special Presentation: Civil Rights Legacy Awards Presentation.  Following each of the Freedom Riders performances, Irving Community Television Network Producer Cathy Whiteman will moderate a post-show question and answer segment, featuring two of the 13 original Freedom Riders Charles Person and William E. Harbour.  They will be presented 2018 Civil Rights Legacy Awards.

The performances are free, but are first come, first served with tickets being made available one hour before show time, day of show.  No advance tickets will be offered.


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