The performance of Apollo [Part 3]: Liberation, written and directed by Nancy Keystone and created in collaboration with Critical Mass Performance Group, was organized by USC College. Parts 1 and 2 of the three-part Apollo play premiered at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in 2005. The third installment uncovers the surprising connection between the civil rights movement and the race for the moon. The space race marked a triumphant moment in American history and established the United States as a global leader. However, just as the US was being recognized as the most progressive nation in the world, it was being torn apart by racial strife as African Americans struggled for the equality they had been promised a hundred years earlier.
Nancy Keystone and Judy Truelson of the USC Libraries have selected resources to help you explore the issues and historical background of this innovative play about the space race and the civil rights struggle in 1960s Huntsville, Alabama.
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