MLK Celebration Week: Selma

Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts, Mary Linn Auditorium
800 University Dr, Maryville, MO

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a movie night, showing "Selma." Attendance will be limited due to COVID-19 mitigation measures.

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the south, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it 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.

Contact Info

N'ninah Freelon
(660) 582-1747

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