Lynda Blackmon was one of the youngest participants in the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965. Now her story, Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, has been adapted for the stage by actress and director, Ally Sheedy.
“I would like for young people to know that each day of your life is a journey into history,” Lowery told National Public Radio’s commentator, Arun Rath. “You have the ability to change something each day of your life. Believe it or not, people, it can’t happen without you.”
The performance, starring Damaras Obi, a senior acting student from the Fiorello LaGuardia High School for Music, Art and the Performing Arts, will be performed on Saturday, February 13 at 3pm at the MC Smith Intermediate School in Hudson. Ms. Sheedy and Mrs. Lowery will both be in attendance and will follow up the performance with live discussion. A donation of $10.00 per person is suggested. Children under 12 will be admitted free of charge.
The project is presented by the Loire Valley Theatre Festival, Miranda Barry, Producer, with support from the Martha Boeschen Porter Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, the Galvan Foundation, the David Murphy Charitable Fund, the Hudson River Bank and Trust, the Hudson City School District.