Film & Discussion: Selma

Dates

Feb 16

Times

6:30pm - 9pm

Location

Richmond Public Library - Brighouse Branch, Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC, Canada

Enjoy an award-winning film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama to secure voting rights for Black citizens. There will be a discussion after the film.

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

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