In recognition of Black History Month , we will be showing the movie Selma. “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.

The Rutgers-Camden Black Students Union will be providing food and leading a discussion after the movie, all are welcome to attend.

Sponsoring Offices/Orgs: Office of Campus Involvement

 

Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room

Date & Time
February 15, 2016
8:00 pm-10:30 pm

Event posted in Approved Campus Activity.