Black History Month Film Series: “Selma”
Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant, 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. 2014, PG-13, 128 min.
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602