Selma the Bridge to the Ballot
Saturday, September 12th, 2p.m. – 3:30p.m.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, The Black Archives of Mid-America will host a screening of this short yet powerful documentary which tells an important aspect of the story not touched on by the Hollywood feature – the true story of the forgotten heroes of the fight for voting rights, the courageous students and teachers in Selma, Alabama, who stood up against injustice despite facing intimidation, violence and arrest. These activists achieved one of the most significant victories of the civil rights era and the film is a powerful reminder that each person has the ability to bring about social change. Attendees will be invited to participate in a community discussion following the screening.