Dr. Bernadette McAllister was 13 years old on May 3, 1963, the day this drama unfolds. She lied to her mother and went to the Civil Rights demonstration in downtown Birmingham instead of to school. Her powerful one-woman show recalls the courage it took for her to march with the freedom fighters. She portrays a young white female college student who marched with her and protected her when the peaceful march took a dangerous turn. McAllister dramatizes the unforgettable events of the “Children’s Crusade” and shares with the audience her painful experience in helping to change race relations in America.
A 45-minute play written by Bernadette McAllister, Ph.D.; Directed by Joyce Lee and starring Estelle