A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story
Join Mrs. Judie as she reads another wonderful story in honor of Black History Month! This is the story of Sharon Langley who became known around the country in 1963 as the first African-American to ride the carousel at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park.
About the book:
The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement
A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together—both black and white—to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. This book 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.