Penn State York celebrates Black History Month with 'The Road to Freedom'

February 03, 2015

The challenge for civil rights and social equality in America did not begin in the 1950s with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The struggle can easily be traced back to an outspoken group of courageous pioneers who risked it all in the fight for freedom at least 100 years ago.  In celebration of Black History Month, Penn State York presents “The Road to Freedom,” an informative and thought-provoking live commentary which brings to life the stories of many remarkable Black Americans in history. The program, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, is free and open to the public.

“The Road to Freedom,” a live multimedia experience, is the work of Key Arts Productions.  The program highlights the work of those who banded together to challenge the injustices of racial discrimination and inequality including Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglas, W.E.B. DuBois, Dr. King and many others. The program also includes social reformers such as the Freedom Fighters, Coretta Scott King and Fannie Lou Hamer, who led the way for more recent activists in the global community.

Musical performances, including Negro spirituals, freedom songs, and inspiring music of social consciousness, are combined with big screen video images making this powerful program an entertaining educational experience for all.

A question-and-answer session follows the performance. This program is sponsored by the Penn State York Diversity Committee.

To learn more about this performance and others, visit Key Arts Productions website

Last Updated August 28, 2015