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Crossroads Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides With Social Media and Free Screening of "Good Trouble" on May 17

Crossroads Commemorates the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides With Social Media and Free Screening of "Good Trouble" on May 17

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Crossroads Theatre Company will commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides from May 4-24. Follow Crossroads daily social media blog post beginning May 14th that will follow the journey of the first buses heading south. This will be more than a chronology of events, Crossroads will share the amazing stories of these brave young men and women who forged their way on a perilous path to justice.

You'll also learn more about a few of the participants and organizers, including activist and co-founder of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), Diane Nash.

As part of recognizing this rich legacy, Crossroads presents a FREE screening of the documentary Good Trouble in honor of the late Congressman, and former Freedom Rider, John R. Lewis on May 17th.

The 1999 Tony® Award-winning Crossroads Theatre Company (CTC), now a resident member of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC), is dedicated to creating and producing work that tells the stories of African Americans. In its 42nd year being a preeminent gateway for black theatre, it has been the stage for many actors, directors, designers, writers and other theatre professionals, Crossroads has built a rich and storied legacy, celebrating the culture, history, spirit and voices of the African Diaspora.  

Crossroads is honored to provide a closer look into this pivotal time in American history. Follow the Freedom Rides on Facebook and Instagram at Crossroads Theatre Company and on Twitter






originally published: 05/03/2021


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