Past Event

Traveling Down Freedom's Main Line in Skokie

Join us as we honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides through original commissioned performance pieces by Neighborhood Writing Alliance, Congo Square Theatre, and Young Chicago Authors.

These new works are inspired by the documentary film “Freedom Riders” by Stanley Nelson. The film is based on the award-winning book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, and focuses on the campaign that went on to inspire a movement.

Plus, Afro-soul singer Ugochi and local singers and songwriters Ami Saraiya and Anna Soltys will grace us with live performances of  traditional and contemporary freedom songs.

For more information about the film, please visit

This event is Free and Open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made online, via email at, or by phone at 312.422.5580.

This event is is presented in partnership with the Skokie Public Library.

For more information, please call 312.422.5580.