Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


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January 23, 2015

The Salvation Army ReCreate Café to host a Free Black History Program on February 7th

Chattanooga, TN –The Salvation Army ReCreate Café will host a Free Black History Event on Saturday February 7th at Noon with a performance of Walk, Don't Ride - A Celebration of the Fight for Equality. The performance will be followed by the 4th Annual Dreamers In Action Luncheon.

Walk, Don't Ride – A Celebration of the Fight for Equality is a presentation in drama and song depicting events that helped shape American history. Events depicted include: The Montgomery Bus Boycott; The Nashville Lunch Counter Sit-ins; and The Greyhound/Trailways Freedom Rides.

For some, those events are part of a powerful personal experience. For some, they are part of a seemingly distant history. And perhaps for others, they are unfamiliar. But without a doubt, those events changed the course of America.

The 4th Annual Dreamers In Action Luncheon begins at 1:00 PM. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s desire for all to be welcome at the "table of brotherhood," the luncheon is a unique time for individuals from various communities to talk, dream and share a meal together. A discussion centered on the play led by Community Leader, Franklin McCallie will occur during the luncheon.

Walk, Don't Ride, written by Peter Manos, will be performed by The WordPlayers in collaboration with The Carpetbag Theatre from Knoxville. This project is funded under an agreement with the TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISSION and supported by the ARTS FUND OF EAST TENNESSEE FOUNDATION. Support for The WordPlayers' 2014-2015 Season has been provided by Delta 21 Resources, Inc. For information about The Carpetbag Theatre, go to

*The Luncheon portion of the day is limited to 50 seats. The event is free but registration is REQUIRED. For more information or to register, email   or call 423-305-6208 . You may also register at .

The Salvation Army's Recreate Café Arts Program seeks to bridge the gap between the homeless and artistic communities through the power of the arts. ReCreate Café is located at 800 McCallie Ave.  across from the UTC campus. For more information about The Salvation Army’s ReCreate Café, please visit

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

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