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Staged Reading Part of Community MLK Celebration

Charlottesville, VA -Piedmont Virginia Community College presents a free staged reading of I Shall Not Be Moved as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 28 and 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Stage Theatre of the V. Earl Dickinson Building.

An original work by local author Leslie M. Baskfield and Christopher Baumer, I Shall Not Be Moved recounts the story of Claudette Colvin, the first person arrested for resisting bus segregation in Montgomery, Ala., during the Civil Rights Movement. Nine months before Rosa Parks' famous act of defiance, Colvin's refusal to give up her seat on a bus was a catalyst for change that led to a decision by the United States Supreme Court to end bus segregation in Alabama.

Presented by Masquers (PVCC's Student Theatre Club) and PVCC's Black Student Alliance in partnership with Phoenix Theatre, the production is directed by Michelle Miller and features both PVCC students and actors from the community.

The V. Earl Dickinson Building is located at the south end of College Drive. Ample, free parking is located in front of the building. For more information contact the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376, email " target="_blank" href="mailto: "> , or log on to www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.