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Black History Month Cinema - Selma

Meeting Room 115
02/23/2019 - 2:30pm to 4:45pm

Light refreshments will be served. Rated PG-13. Check out our other films for Black History Month on the Madison Public Library events calendar.

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.