Civil Rights legend comes to Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – On the evening of April 18 at 6 p.m., the doors of the Capitol Arts Theater will open to the public to showcase Hezekiah Watkins.

Watkins made history back in the 1960s, becoming the youngest Freedom Rider at just 13 years old. Since then, he’s blazed the trails as a Civil Rights activist and gone on to live a very interesting life.

In an interview with News 40, Walker said he looked up to the Freedom Riders and when they came to his town, he took the chance to see them regardless of ignoring his mother’s order to stay home, who he said he had never disobeyed in his life.

Watkins will share his story and experiences with the public on stage for all those in attendance on being a Freedom Rider and surviving the Civil Rights era.

With the event being hosted by the Warren County Public Library, the event is free to attend.