50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
Charlie King and Karen Brandow will present a Historical Performance Piece entitled Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round with script, music and pictures at the Friday, June 20th evening opening session of the Great Labor Arts Exchange. Charlie says the presentation features “history that made songs, and songs that changed history.”
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, one of the defining moments in the Civil Rights Movement. SNCC (Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee) organizers went to Mississippi to register black voters amid beatings, bombings and KKK raids. Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner were murdered, and the Freedom Riders went for a bus ride.
Ain’t Gonn Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round offers a history of the Civil Rights Movement for African Americans from 1955 to 1967, highlighting activists such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hammer and Ella Baker.
Make your travel arrangements and plan to come early. The show starts at 7:00 and is only open to registered participants.