Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical

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Opens Aug 1, 2017

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In 1961, 400 ordinary human beings put their lives on the line to bring attention to the injustice of segregation in an action that would show the world an image of the "burning bus America," whose existence most Americans wanted to ignore. Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical tells the true story of activists who boldly challenged the legality and optics of the Jim Crow South by riding buses in mixed groups. It features civil rights icons Diane Nash, John Seigenthaler, John Lewis, and other fearless pioneers of the civil rights movement. Freedom Riders is a soaring portrait of the youthful and impatient voices of the movement who used nonviolent direct action to initiate change.

Visit the Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical website:

http://www.nymf.org/festival/2017-events/freedom-riders-civil-rights-musical/