A Clemens Center Mary Tripp Marks School-Time Series production performed by Alliance Artist Management and Mad River Theater Works
Available for Streaming Monday, March 7 – Sunday, March 20, 2022
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.
Content available to stream on demand at a time of your choosing from March 7 – March 20, 2022. You may access content for your classroom multiple times. Registration for each participating classroom is required.
Please note: Your purchase allows you the right to stream the performance video and corresponding educational content for the show “Freedom Riders” only for those classrooms that are registered. Please be sure to register all classrooms.
If you purchase access to this content before March 4, you will receive an email with the link and password to the show page on March 7. If you purchase access to this content on or after March 7, you will receive an email with the link and password to the show page within one (1) business day of purchase. Emails will be sent directly to the Contact Person for your purchase, at the email provided. You may share the link with your students to watch remotely, or you can share your screen during class time.
For Schools: Cost for schools is $60/classroom. Each class must be registered. A fillable Order Form for Schools is available on-line or you may contact Janice Slocum to register. Payment or Purchase Order must be received before the link and password will be sent.
For Homeschools and Individuals: Cost for Homeschools and Individuals is $6/household. A fillable Order Form for Homeschools is available on-line or you may contact Janice Slocum to register. Payment must be received before the link and password will be sent.
Questions? Please contact Janice Slocum, School-Time Coordinator at 607-733-5639 x 777 or firstname.lastname@example.org