Film Screening: Selma (2014)
Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
In recognition of the historic 1965 march led by Dr. Martin Luther King on March 7-25, please join us at the Norfolk Library for a screening of Selma followed by a discussion led by Pastor Erick Olsen. Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for Blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery (March 7-25, 1965), and their efforts culminated with President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
From the Oscar-winning producers of 12 Years a Slave and acclaimed director Ava DuVernay comes this true story of courage and hope that changed the world forever. Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo shines as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who rallied his followers on the historic march from Selma to Montgomery in the face of violent opposition, an event that became a milestone victory for the civil rights movement. Oscar nominees Oprah Winfrey and Tom Wilkinson also star in this landmark film, released in honor of the 50th anniversary of the historical march and nominated for Best Picture in 2015.
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