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While the free screening of the film “Selma” has been cancelled, there are other ways to see the film and to commemorate the
55th anniversary of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights Marches.
This Oscar-nominated film follows the events of 1965, when an Alabama city became a battleground for voting rights (PG-13). The film is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.
The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile (87 km) highway from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery. The marches were organized by nonviolent activists to demonstrate the desire of African-American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of segregationist repression; they were part of a broader voting rights movement underway in Selma and throughout the American South. By highlighting racial injustice, they contributed to passage that year of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark federal achievement of the civil rights movement.
To read about the actual marches that took place in March, 1965, go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_to_Montgomery_marches
To read more about the film, go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_(film)
To read about the Academy Award- winning song from the film, go to: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glory_(Common_and_John_Legend_song)
To see music-video-with-lyrics for the John Legend & Common song “Glory” go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEFRPLM0nEA
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