Musical on Lynda Lowery’s life will be shown Saturday

Published 6:53 am Friday, March 4, 2022

A play based on  Lynda Blackmon  Lowery will be shown on Saturday at the riverfront theater.

The Broadway musical “Turning 15 on the Road  to Freedom” will start at 5 p.m.

Lowery, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., will do a feature a Q&A after the event. She is the youngest person to walk in the 1965 Selma to  Montgomery March.

The play is loaded with old-school and traditional Gospel and Freedom Songs.

The event is funded by the  U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service Selma to Montgomery National Historic  rail and Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. Selma, will enhance the public’s experience and infuse a unique educational opportunity into the Bridge Crossing Jubilee.

Friends of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Association, and  Salute Selma, Inc are partnering with the event.

“This is another great example of what can happen through community partnerships,”  Selma Mayor James Perkins, Jr.  said “It is always a pleasure to work with Dr. Joy Kinard,  Superintendent, of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.”

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company Vice President & Director of Operations, William Cheyenne Bradford said he’s thrilled being part of the event.

“It is an honor for Pepsi Cola of Selma to be a part of bringing a live streaming event  of this quality and magnitude to our city and to share with our visitors and citizens during this momentous observance,”  Bradford said.