Turning 15Experience the inspiring true story of the youngest person to walk all the way from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama on the Voting Rights March of 1965. Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom is a new musical filled with traditional and original Gospel and Freedom songs.

Stream the Musical at Home

Screen the musical from the comfort of your home. Tickets are FREE. Please click the TICKETS button below to register which will give you access to the film. You will receive an email with a link to the film and a password. 
Stream anytime from Friday, October 9, 2020, at 12:00 A.M. - Friday, October 16, 2020, at 12:00 A.M.


Watch At The Opera House

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. & 6:00 P.M.
All are welcome. Tickets are not required for this event. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis and will begin approximately 45 minutes prior to the show. Please wear your mask and have your questions ready for the Q&A.

 Live Q&A to follow each screening with Lynda Blackmon Lowery


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Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lynda, and her friends and neighbors, fought alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to secure the right to vote for African Americans. Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club, High Art, Psych), adapted the award-winning memoir by Lynda Blackmon Lowery (Dial Press, 2016) for the stage. Turning 15 On The Road to Freedom is directed by Fracaswell Hyman and the music director is Joshuah Brian Campbell, the 2020 Oscar and Golden Globe nominee for “Stand Up” (The Harriet Tubman Musical).

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the true story of the sometimes brutal period of Civil Rights history in the United States. There is video of actual events and stylized dramatizations. Some of this content might not be appropriate for children under 10.

Visit the Display in our Lobby in Partnership with The Newberry Museum:

Leading the Way With Courage and Conviction 
Dr. Julian E. Grant, M.D. Newberry's Healer

Newberry Museum

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Teaching Guide Additional Resources Turning15OnTheRoad.com