The Walker celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday through a Journey to Freedom from Racism – Moving Forward While Looking Back: The story of the “Fifth Little Girl” Sarah Collins Rudolph. Sarah Collins Rudolph shows she is more powerful than the bomb that damaged her right eye and killed her sister in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963. Five victims; four killed, including her sister Addie Mae. The “fifth little girl,” Rudolph, demonstrates strength by surviving the blast and getting on with her life. As the country celebrates the legacy of peacemaker and freedom rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Walker will present a powerful presentation by Rudolph – one in which she talks about forgiveness.
Planted by white supremacists, the bomb killed four young girls who were preparing to worship. Rudolph was in the bathroom with her sister during Sunday School when the bomb exploded. It was an act of terrorism that shocked the country and drove Congress to pass the historic 1964 Civil Rights Act. On Jan. 19, Rudolph will visit Indianapolis to tell her story and explore the theme of survivorship.
WHAT: Journey to Freedom from Racism, featuring Sarah Collins Rudolph
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
8 a.m.: Freedom March from the Indianapolis Urban League to the Madame Walker Theatre;
10 a.m.: Sarah Collins Rudolph
Indianapolis Urban League, 777 Indiana Ave., the start of the walk
Madame Walker Theatre, 617 Indiana Ave., the presentation
INFO: (317) 236.2099 / thewalkertheatre.org.