Walk On: The Rosa Parks Story
Monday, February 3, 2020 || 12:15 p.m.
Performed by Mad River Theater Works (Ohio)
Recommended Grade Levels: 3-8
The tremors of an earthquake were rumbling across America. While the rhythms of rock and roll were shaking the social fabric of the country, deep down an even more important transformation was about to take place. In Montgomery, Alabama, a determined activist named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus. The resulting uproar launched the Civil Rights movement and changed our country forever. The story weaves together live music and drama to tell the story of Rosa Parks from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to “sit down and be counted.” Exciting and inspirational, the story shows how the determination of one individual made all the difference in the struggle for freedom and equality.
Curriculum Connections: History, Civil Rights, Multi-Cultural, Social Sciences, Language Arts, Reading, Visual and Performing Arts, Music