Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom:
A Conversation with Lynda Blackmon Lowery and Queade Norah

This powerful conversation with civil rights activist Lynda Blackmon Lowery and actress Queade Norah is led by Purchase College Professor Janis Astor del Valle, and Valencia Wallace, Purchase College Librarian and Performing Arts Liaison; they are joined by Miranda Barry, Producer, “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom” and Susan Buckley, co-author with Lynda Blackmon Lowery of “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom.”

Lynda Blackmon Lowery is the author of the memoir “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March.” A recipient of the 2018 Freedom Flame Award for Civil Rights icons, Ms. Lowery was the youngest person to participate in the historic march. She is a frequent speaker and panelist for organizations across the county including the National Associate for Multicultural Education, Facing History and Ourselves, and more.

Ms. Lowery’s memoir has been turned into a new musical for young audiences and will be featured in The PAC’s Virtual Field Trip Series in early spring 2022. Actress Queade Norah plays the young Ms. Lowery in the musical.

Recorded on Wednesday, November 17, 6pm. Presented in partnership with the Arts Management Program at Purchase College.