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Black History Month Film Series

Thursday, February 5, 2015

6:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Thu, 2015-02-05 18:00 - 20:15

Selma Screening

Moderated by Professor Francoise Hamlin, Brown University

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.

Directed by Ava DuVernay and starring  David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth and Oprah Winfrey

This screening and discussion is part of the Black History Month Film Series, a collaboration of the Brown University Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice and the Providence Public Library.

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Parking is available at the Providence Hilton Parking Garage: $3/3 hours. Bring ticket for stamping at the Library.

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