To celebrate the achievements by black Americans and to recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history, the South Broadway Cultural Center will host a free screening of the Academy Award winning motion picture Selma at 1pm on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., played by David Oyelowo, 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 signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. This film tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.
Selma was was written by Paul Webb and directed by Ava DuVernay. It won Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song for Glory and was nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year.
Admission and popcorn are free.