Join us as we honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides through original commissioned performance pieces by Neighborhood Writing Alliance, Congo Square Theatre, and Young Chicago Authors.
These new works are inspired by the documentary film Freedom Riders by Stanley Nelson. The film is based on the award-winning book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, and focuses on the campaign that went on to inspire a movement.
Plus, Afro-soul singer Ugochi and local singers and songwriters Ami Saraiya and Anna Soltys will grace us with live performances of traditional and contemporary freedom songs.
For more information about the film, please visit pbs.org.
This event is Free and Open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made online via WBEZ.
For more information, please call 312.422.5580.