Event Details

Film screening: Selma

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 - 7 p.m.

Location: Bazarsky Lecture Hall

Event Type: Other

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Synopsis: 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. 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.

Following the film screening, commentary will be provided by Dr. Timothy Neary, associate professor and chairman of the Department of History and coordinator of the American studies program.


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