How Old Is a Hero

Smithsonian’s “How Old is a Hero” at 3 DC schools

Through the Conservancy’s sponsorship, the Smithsonian Discovery Theater returned to Shepherd ES, Takoma EC and West EC to present an inspiring musical play about three young heroes of the civil rights struggle: Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine, the first black student to graduate from an integrated high school; Claudette Colvin, who refused to give up her bus seat before Rosa Parks; and Ruby Bridges, who won equal rights before she could read. Students find inspiration in the stories of the courage and hope of our youngest citizen. The show is infused with the sounds of songs of the civil rights movement. In partnership with Class Acts Arts. Jan/Feb 2012

Theater Programs, Takoma, Washington DC