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February 15, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berwyn Heights Community Center
6200 Pontiac St.
Berwyn Heights, MD 20740
301-345-2808; TTY 301-699-2544
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Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot

Saturday, February 15, 2020

All Ages

Eighteen days, 54 miles, one police attack, 1,900 National Guard troops, 2,000 U.S. Army soldiers, and countless stories later, they arrived in Montgomery—and changed history. Join us for a film that tells the story of a courageous group of students and teachers who, along with other activists, fought a non-violent battle to win voting rights for African Americans in the South. Standing in their way were a century of Jim Crow, a resistant and segregationist state, and a federal government slow to fully embrace equality. By organizing and marching bravely in the face of intimidation, violence, arrest, and even murder, these change-makers achieved one of the most significant victories of the civil rights era. The Selma-to-Montgomery legacy includes the sacrifices of young people whose history is seldom told. What story do you have to share?