Carousel Story Time: A Ride to Remember by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan
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Join us as we read A Ride to Remember by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan. The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. This book reveals how in the summer of 1963, due to demonstrations and public protests, the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Langley's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream. This book includes photos of Sharon on the carousel, authors' notes, a timeline, and a bibliography. As part of our Carousel 100th Anniversary celebration, we hope you and your little ones will join us each month from April through September for Carousel Story Time on Saturday mornings. We will present six stories that feature wonderful tales of carousels. Watch Carousel Story Time on our website. Story Time is present in collaboration with the Puppet Co. RSVP preferred, but not required.
- Start:May 15, 2021
- End:May 15, 2021
- Where:Glen Echo, Glen Echo,, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, 20812
- Event Type: Other
- Ticket Price:N/A