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Film Screening: Selma

Sunday, January 17, 2016

2:00 PM-4:30 PM

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Auditorium (3rd Floor)

Sun, 2016-01-17 14:00 - 16:30

Visit the exhibition of seldom-seen photos documenting the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. This display in Rhode Island marks exhibition’s first stop on a national tour.

Featuring a series of striking images captured inside the heart of the action during the harrowing Selma to Montgomery civil rights march in Alabama in 1965, an extraordinary exhibition of photographs documenting the pivotal demonstration for freedom will launch its national tour in Rhode Island.

Then see the film:

A chronicle ofMartin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 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.

Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the 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.

PG 13; 128 Minutes

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