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Date(s) - 03/07/2022
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Clemens Center


A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production performed by Alliance Artist Management and Mad River Theater Works


Monday, March 7, 2022 at 10:00am and 12:30pm*

Tickets: $6.

For group and/or single tickets, contact our School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 ext. 777 or

The FREEDOM RIDERS is the latest edition to the canon of American history plays by Mad River. It explores the valiant and courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in the history of the civil rights movement. The play demonstrates the importance of working together to affect change and specifically how non-violent protest was used to combat the cruelties of segregation. Set in 1961, fifteen years after the United States Supreme Court had outlawed segregation, bus lines and cities throughout the south still enforced a rigid system of separating black and white citizens. The Freedom Riders, both black and white 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 unforgettable heroes and the facts behind the events portrayed in FREEDOM RIDERS are essential to a full understanding of the civil rights era and American history.

Curriculum Ties: Black History, Music, Civil Rights

Recommended for Grades 3 – 8

Show Length: 50 minutes

*Dates/times/program/protocols subject to change.

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