A play about "Bloody Tuesday," one of Birmingham's most violent days in the Civil Rights movement, is coming to Tuscaloosa this weekend.
Bloody Tuesday was an attempt to march from First African Baptist Church to the county courthouse. About 33 people went to the hospital and another 94 were arrested, but this event wasn't widely reported.
This weekend, two showings of the play 'Getting Outta Bombingham' are scheduled for Central High School in Tuscaloosa. The story is based on the Birmingham Children's March.
Along with the play, a total of 100 people who contributed to Civil Rights advancements in the Tuscaloosa area will be honored.
A new group called Unity Tuscaloosa is one of the organizers of this event. They want this to be a way for people to learn from history.
"We can't live in the past. We need to take what we learned, honor those who sacrificed back then, but don't let that sacrifice go to waste. You know, let's see where we're at and how we're going to move forward for the next 50 years," Brooks Mouchette with Unity Tuscaloosa said.
The City of Tuscaloosa and Tuscaloosa City School system are also making the play possible.
"Getting Outta Bombingham" is happening Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Central High School.
Tickets are free, but there's a limited number available. Tickets can be picked up at Lighting Plus on McFarland Boulevard East.
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