Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour: How Old is a Hero?

Francis A. Gregory Library

Smithsonian Associates Discovery Theater on Tour: How Old is a Hero?

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, 10 a.m.

Explore the power of youth and meet three courageous heroes who helped shape history during the civil rights movement.

In a captivating live theater performance, you'll hear the compelling experiences of:
  • Ernest Green, the first black student to graduate from an integrated high school;
  • Claudette Colvin who, months before Rosa Parks, also refused to give up her seat on the bus;
  • and Ruby Bridges, who was only six in 1960 when she stepped into first grade--and into history -- as the first student chosen to desegregate an all-white school in New Orleans.
The audience will be able to ask questions in the Q&A session to follow.

Ages 5-13.

Performance facilitated by Class Acts Arts and funded in part by CapitalOne.