The Youngest Marcher to Walk From Selma to Montgomery Tells Her Story
55 years ago, in the spring of 1965, Lynda Blackmon Lowery was the youngest civil rights marcher to walk with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery. She was jailed nine times before her 15th birthday. She was beaten by police and needed 29 stitches in her head. Nevertheless, she marched on. On January 18, 2020, Lowery relived that experience. But this was no traumatic flashback. Instead, she watched her life story unfold on stage in the play "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom," based on the book of the same name that Lowery wrote about her experience.
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