Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
706 613 3650
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 • 6:30 pm
Athens-Clarke County Library presents the award-winning film Selma on Wednesday, February 12, at 6:30 pm, in the Appleton Auditorium. It is the story of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr and others, leading up to the historic confrontation on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Selma depicts Martin and Coretta King, Ralph Abernathy, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, John Lewis, President Lyndon Johnson, and other key figures in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, along with Alabama Governor George Wallace and FBI Director J Edgar Hoover, in a retelling of a crucial period in American history.
The film won best picture of the year in 2015 from the African-American Film Critics Association, The BET Award, the NAACP Image Award, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Selma won the Oscar for Best Original Song.
The screening is free and open to the public.