A free screening of Selma will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim on July 19 at 4:30 pm.
David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in this historical drama set during the height of the American Civil Rights Movement. Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey produce and Ava DuVernay directs.
Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for African Americans 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.
The film is part of the monthly Movies That Matter series which exams a wide range of issues. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.