“From the Bell to the Bus and Beyond: Rosa Parks”
This exhibit traces the civil rights movement back through time to the civil war, when abolitionists first began to call the iconic bell, the “Liberty” bell. Moving forward in time, the exhibit shows how following the abolition of slavery the development of Jim Crow laws necessitated the modern civil rights movement. Rosa Parks’s story emerges from this background and then raises questions about the issue of racial justice today. Activity books are available for children with information about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. the Liberty Bell Museum will host a lecture giving a contemporary view of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. William Scott, former director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University, will be our featured speaker. The Allentown Repertory Dance Theatre will open the evening with a performance titled “Second and Third Movements of ‘The Power of Words,’ as inspired by Maya Angelou.” Contact the museum for more information.
Silver Sponsors: Ann Wertman and Joe Zeller
Allentown Band Concert
“A Movement for Rosa”
April 27, 2014
Tickets $10 – available for pre order or at the door if space allows
This year’s concert will feature pieces based on African American spirituals and by African American composers. The performance will feature Soprano Evelyn Stewart in Three American Gospel Songs as well as Dr. Ethel Drayton-Craig who will be narrating A Lincoln Portrait. Contact the museum to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor of this event – 610-435-4232.
Principal Sponsor: Karen ElChaar