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The Salvation Army ReCreate Café to Host a Free Black History Program on February 7th!

The Salvation Army ReCreate Café will host a Free Black History Event on Saturday February 7th at Noon with a performance of Walk, Don’t Ride – A Celebration of the Fight for Equality. The performance will be followed by the 4th Annual Dreamers In Action Luncheon.

Walk, Don’t Ride – A Celebration of the Fight for Equality is a presentation in drama and song depicting events that helped shape American history.  Events depicted include: The Montgomery Bus Boycott; The Nashville Lunch Counter Sit-ins; and The Greyhound/Trailways Freedom Rides.  For some, those events are part of a powerful personal experience.  For some, they are part of a seemingly distant history.  And perhaps for others, they are unfamiliar.  But without a doubt, those events changed the course of America.

The 4th Annual Dreamers In Action Luncheon begins at 1:00 PM.  Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s desire for all to be welcome at the “table of brotherhood,” the luncheon is a unique time for individuals from various communities to talk, dream and share a meal together.  A discussion centered on the play led by Community Leader, Franklin McCallie will occur during the luncheon.

Walk, Don’t Ride, written by Peter Manos, will be performed by The WordPlayers in collaboration with The Carpetbag Theatre from Knoxville.  This project is funded under an agreement with the TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISSION and supported by the ARTS FUND OF EAST TENNESSEE FOUNDATION.  Support for The WordPlayers’ 2014-2015 Season has been provided by Delta 21 Resources, Inc.  For information about The Carpetbag Theatre, go to carpetbagtheatre.org.

*The Luncheon portion of the day is limited to 50 seats.  The event is free but registration is REQUIRED.  For more information or to register, email tenika_dye@uss.salvationarmy.org or call 423-305-6208.  Click here to register.*

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