In an unprecedented opportunity brought about by African-American business leaders, middle and high-school students in select cities across the country will have an opportunity to see the Academy Award-nominated movie Selma absolutely free of charge!
But only while supplies last, so spread the word!
Selma tells the story of Martin Luther King’s 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, the epic culmination of his ultimately successful campaign to secure equal voting rights for all Americans.
“It’s important that the civil rights struggle depicted in Selma reach as many young people as possible so that the enduring lessons of the civil rights movement can be harnessed to inspire them to transform their lives and communities,” says T. Warren Jackson, Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, DIRECTV, who organized the efforts in Los Angeles.
The film offers a great point of departure for classroom discussion and further study, so teachers and students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
You’ll find all the details here.
—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio
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