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A ride to remember : a civil rights story [electronic resource].

Jones, Andy T., (film director.). Edwards, Janina, (voice actor.). Diggins, Lovell, (voice actor.). Langley, Sharon, 1963- (author,, narrator.). Nathan, Amy, (author.). Cooper, Floyd, (illustrator.). Langley, Sharon, 1963- Motion picture adaptation of (work): Ride to remember. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 25 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2020.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Andy T. Jones.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Janina Edwards, Lovell Diggins, Sharon Langley.
Summary, etc.:
When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. This interesting tale reveals how in the summer of 1963, due to demonstrations and public protests, the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Langley's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: African American girls > Maryland > Baltimore > Biography > Juvenile films.
Merry-go-round > Juvenile films.
Gwynn Oak (Baltimore, Md.) > Race relations > Juvenile films.
African Americans > Civil rights > Maryland > Biography > Juvenile films.
Amusement parks > Maryland > Woodlawn > History > 20th century > Juvenile films.
African Americans > Civil rights > Maryland > History > 20th century > Juvenile films.
Civil rights movements > Maryland > History > 20th century > Juvenile films.
Maryland > Race relations > Juvenile films.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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