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Film Screening: Selma, Jan. 20

Film Screening: Selma
Sunday, January 20, 2019 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Texas Theatre
231 West Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
Free. RSVP at Eventbrite.

In conjunction with the City of Dallas’ annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., join us for a screening of Selma. The film is based on the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery led by Dr. King and other Civil Rights leaders.

Directed by Ava DuVernay, Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a campaign to secure equal voting rights for African Americans in the face of violent opposition. The 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.

Community Partners: 3 Stars Jewish Cinema, Center for African American Studies UT Arlington, City of Dallas, Dallas VideoFest, Denton Black Film Festival, Department of History at the University of North Texas, George W. Bush Presidential Center Jewish Film Festival of Dallas (JCC Dallas), Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, SMU Embrey Human Rights Program, Texas Theatre

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