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The Word Players in Collaboration with the Carpetbag Theatre Inc. Presents Walk Don't Ride

  • 4th United Presbyterian Church 123 N Broadway Knoxville, TN, 37902 United States (map)

“Walk, Don't Ride – A Celebration of the Fight for Equality” by Peter Manos is a presentation of drama and song depicting events that helped shape American freedom. Events included are: 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, a couple of generations ago, those events changed the course of America.

“Walk, Don't Ride” is an example of the best kind of “edu-tainment,” and has been booked in nine different counties and sixteen different venues, including middle schools, colleges, and churches. For a complete list of performances, please visit

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.