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Civil Rights Legacy Tour

For more than 10 years, Tacoma Arts Live has presented original touring productions that honor the legacy of civil rights leaders and encourage civic responsibility among young learners. These touring shows have reached over 150,000 youth at schools throughout Pierce, King, South Kitsap, and Thurston Counties.

Guided by Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote:

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

2020-21 Tour Production: Ruby Bridges

Virtual Civil Rights Programming Extended!

Our on-demand Ruby Bridges production offers extra flexibility for incorporating into your school’s unique virtual/hybrid schedule. Make a booking to receive access to all the exciting materials through February!
Virtual Resources Include:
  • Private link to…
    • Recorded stage production of Ruby Bridges
    • Video of Exclusive Artist Interviews
  • Study guide materials for you and your students
 Cost: $375 per school
Ruby Bridges: A Civil Rights JourneyThe year is 1960 and six-year old Ruby is braving hate and racism as she becomes the first child to integrate into a public school. This play explores what Ruby’s first days would have been like as the only student in the classroom because the white families would not let their children attend class with her. Follow Ruby’s journey as she develops a special bond with her teacher Mrs. Henry and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s grows in intensity from the experience of Ruby, to Rosa Parks, and lunch counter sit-ins.

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Common Core Connections:

CCR Anchor standards K-12
  • Knowledge of Language
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.3
      Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
CCR Anchor standards K-12
  • Integrate and Evaluate
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7
      Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
CCR Anchor standards K-12
  • Comprehension and Collaboration
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1
      Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expression their own clearly and persuasively.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2
      Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.3
      Evaluate speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.