American civil rights activist Rosa Parks is featured in the next living-history program sponsored by the SCC Bookmobile Library on Friday, February 17 at 4 p.m.
The program will be held in Donaghay Hall, Room 106, on Salem Community College’s campus at 460 Hollywood Ave.This family-friendly, free event is produced by the American Historical Theatre. Guests should park in Lot D and enter through the double doors facing the parking lot.
Alexandra Ford will portray Parks, the domestic worker who in 1955 made a very major stand, or rather “sit,” that led to a tidal wave of change in the American Civil rights movement.
As part of her research, Ford has traveled to Montgomery and Tuskegee Alabama. She has read all the biographies of Parks and examined pages and pages of supplemental material related to the Civil Rights Movement in America, according to American Historical Theatre. Ford earned an associate degree in literature, arts and philosophy from Camden County College, and a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in theatre studies from Montclair State University.
Funding for the program is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through Salem County Board of Freeholders and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
For more information, contact Bookmobile Library Coordinator Margaret Masserini at (856) 351-2830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.