Martin Luther King Week events for Wed., Jan. 20: Selma film showing

Join us Wed., Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m. in the PUB 9208 for a second showing of the acclaimed film Selma, which chronicles the Voting Rights marches of 1965.

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. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (128 minutes)

January 19th, 2016 by