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The Parchman Hour: Songs & Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa FL

Jan 14 - 17 2021
The Parchman Hour: Songs & Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders

In 1961, the original 13 Freedom Riders boarded a bus in Washington, DC bound for New Orleans via Mississippi and Alabama. They barely made it out of Alabama alive.

In 1961, the original 13 Freedom Riders boarded a bus in Washington, DC bound for New Orleans via Mississippi and Alabama. They barely made it out of Alabama alive. Over the course of the next three months, approximately 300 other riders took up the mantle and followed the path of those first brave few. Mobs brutally assaulted many. Others were arrested and, instead of posting bail, chose to serve sentences in one of the most brutal prisons in the South, Parchman Farm, proving the Freedom Riders and the movement to desegregate interstate travel would not be deterred. Presented in the style of the variety shows of yesteryear, this moving production explores three of the tensest months of 1961.

For mature audiences.

The Parchman Hour is being produced by special arrangement with Mike Wiley Productions and is available to view in person and online.

ADMISSION INFO

You can see The Parchman Hour either in-person at the theatre, or at home virtually!

See it in Person: $25   Get Tickets (in-person)

Watch Online: $10   Get Access (online)

Contact: 813-922-8167

Email: boxoffice@carrollwoodcenter.org

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VIDEOS

  • The Parchman Hour: Songs & Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders with:
    Juan Alejandro, Keira Osborne, Jessica Schoenfeld, Mackley Fogarty, Krystle 'Kryscendo' Pitt, Donte Mcclaine, Aaron Washington, Tyreek Minor, Victoria Tribble, Tim Guerrieri, Simond Weckerle, Jovan Hayes, and Christina Eiginger, with musical accompanient by Mary Jo Hahn. Presented through special arrangement with Mike Wiley Productions.

LOCATION

Carrollwood Cultural Center

4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618

PARKING INFO

Free parking in front.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

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