Walk, Don't Ride - Black History Month Touring Show

“Walk, Don’t Ride” by Peter Manos

Walk, Don’t Ride by Peter Manos is a presentation of drama and song depicting events that helped shape American freedom.

Events included are:

  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • The Nashville Lunch Counter Sit-ins
  • The Greyhound/Trailways Freedom Rides

AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS (Grades 5 and up) and other venues

  • February 2 – March 2, 2018
  • Fee: First show – $625
  • 2nd show, same day, same venue: $500
  • Length: 55 minutes

Educational Goals

  1. Allow students to experience a play performed live.
  2. Teach students about the “Civil Rights Movement”
  3. Cause students to think about the ramifications of prejudice and discrimination.
  4. Inspire students to make a positive impact towards equality for all people. 

Study Guide provided

Please contact us for scheduling information.

Schedule of Public Performances

  • Feb 2: Fountain City UMC, 212 Hotel Road, Knoxville, TN 37918, 7:00 PM
  • Feb. 3: Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403, 2:00 PM
  • Feb 13: Emerald Academy, 220 Carrick Street, Knoxville, TN 37921, 5:30 PM
  • Feb. 17: Oak Valley Baptist, 194 Hampton Rd, Oak Ridge, 37830, 4:00 PM
  • Feb. 19: Walters State-Greeneville, 6:00 PM
  • Feb. 20, Walters State-Morristown, 6:30 PM
  • Feb. 25, Fifth Ave. Baptist, 2500 E 5th Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914, 4:00 PM

 

This project is funded under an agreement with the TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISSION through the Arts Builds Communities Grant Program.

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