Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:00 p.m.


Concert Hall


Regular price
Free Event


2014, 128 minutes, color, written by Paul Webb, directed by Ava DuVernay

The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.  The epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, culminated in President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.  Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the story of how Dr. King, the revered leader and visionary, and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

Lester Baltimore, senior associate provost for undergraduate programs and student success at Adelphi, will lead a discussion following the film.

This spring, the Adelphi University Department of History will host a series of film screenings exploring the history of immigration, migration and race. At the conclusion of each screening, a member of the Adelphi faculty will lead a discussion about the film with the audience.  All screenings will take place in the Concert Hall and are free and open to the public.