Evening Movies: Selma

Tenley-Friendship Library

Evening Movies: Selma

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, 6 p.m.

“Let us therefore continue our triumphant march to the realization of the American dream. Let us march on segregated housing until every ghetto or social and economic depression dissolves...on segregated schools until every vestige of segregated and inferior education becomes a thing of the past…on poverty until no American parent has to skip a meal so that their children may eat... on ballot boxes until we send to our city councils, state legislatures, and the United States Congressmen who will not fear to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, on what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's 90th birthday, join us at Tenley-Friendship Library for the screening of Selmaan award winning movie depicting one of the pivotal moments in American Civil Rights history. Come alone or with your children to learn about and refresh your knowledge of the very long struggle for equality and voting rights that continues today. Directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb, the PG-13 rated historical drama features David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , Common as James Bevel, Tessa Thompson as Diane Nash, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King.