Martin Luther King Jr. Observance-Tired Souls: The Montgomery Bus Boycott

January 17, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Joy Performance Center

Mauney Memorial Library will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with the City of Kings Mountain.  Mike Wiley will perform, Tired Souls: The Montgomery Bus Boycott at the Joy Performance Center, January 17th, 2022. Tired Souls opens in Montgomery, Alabama December 1, 1955 – the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin and others so instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing the course of U.S. history forever. Immediately after production, the audience is invited to take part in a talkback with Mike Wiley.

No photos or videography allowed during production.

The event, which begins at 2:00 pm, is free and open to the public. The Joy Performance Center is located at 202 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain. For more information, call Mauney Memorial Library, at 704-739-2371.