Amy Nathan - A Ride to Remember — at Mt. Pleasant Library

Upcoming Event
Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 4:00pm

When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, most amusement parks in the United States were segregated, and African American families were not allowed entry. In the summer of 1963, due to public protests and demonstrations, Maryland’s Gwynne Oak Amusement Park became one of the first to desegregate and opened its gates to everyone. On the same day as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington, Langley became the first Black child to ride the amusement park's carousel (this same carousel now resides on the National Mall). Join co-author Amy Nathan at Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library for an afternoon of reading and crafting. A Family Program. Recommended for ages 5-10.

In partnership with DC Public Library.

Mt. Pleasant Library
3160 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20010
Child & Teen
Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419736858
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 7th, 2020

Not Signed or Personalized