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Learn the Fascinating and Captivating Tale of the Freedom Riders

Be sure to catch the riveting performance of Freedom Riders, a new play now showing at the Carlsen Center! With original songs and music, this retelling produced by the Johnson County Community College explores the valiant and courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in the history of the Civil Rights movement.

Set in 1961, 15 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 from the North and the South, decided to travel together on buses that crossed state lines despite the segregation and racism that had a strong hold in so many parts of the United States. This amazing play tells the story of these unforgettable heroes, and the facts behind the events portrayed in Freedom Riders. Don’t miss the special series of performances of Freedom Riders happening now at the Carlsen Center!

At Edgewater at City Center Apartments in Lenexa, Kansas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun at this event!

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 10:00 AM

Event Venue Location
Carlsen Center
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas 66210

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