NO FEAR FOR FREEDOM:
The Story Of The Friendship 9
NO FEAR FOR FREEDOM the Musical
The Story of the Friendship 9
A Simply Creative Works Production
Co-creators Kimberly P. Johnson and Bruce McKagan
Kashaad Kraus, Director • Amber Westbrook, Costume Designer/Choreographer
Support for this project is provided by the Arts Council of York County Small Grants Program, the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, and the SC Arts Commission, which received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
We hope you were able to join us to witness a part of history that helped change the direction of the Civil Rights Movement. The musical, No Fear for Freedom, retells the 1961 story of nine brave young men who stood up for justice and equality in Rock Hill, SC. Their premise of Jail, No Bail helped shift the Civil Rights Movement into a new direction and challenged a community to rise up and answer the call for equality and human justice. This riveting story takes the audience back to a time when injustices were the norm and freedom was the plea. Don’t miss this powerful performance full of original songs and messages that prove, nonviolence can create change!
The Friendship 9 finally received their justice as they re-entered the courtroom in January 2015 to have their records vacated after 54 years!
Martin Luther King, Jr. was right : The Universe is on the side of justice.
Watch this video to experience the finale of one of the premiere performances.