Special Voting Rights Movement Education Project will be held at WCCS

Published 7:53 am Friday, July 28, 2023

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The Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth, and Reconciliation,  Film Dog Media and Alabama Public Television, will hold a special screening event for the “Students of the Movement” documentary and launch party for the Voting Rights Movement Education Project on Sunday, August 6 at 2 p.m. at Wallace Community College-Selma. Admission is free.

The 30-minute documentary will be shown on Alabama Public Television, highlighting  stories of eight student foot soldiers who grew up in Selma during the Voting Rights Movement between 1963 and 1965. Interviews with foot soldiers with Congresswoman Terri Sewell hosting the documentary.

Dinner will be served during the event.

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After the screening, a intergenerational panel discussion with documentary subjects, esteemed historians, and local youth in the Queen City.

The panel discussion aims to foster a deeper understanding of the reality faced by children growing up in the segregated South and their unwavering determination to secure the right to vote, even though they were not yet of voting age.

The Truth, Racial Healing, and Reconciliation Selma initiative,also collaborated in th event.. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Voices of Our History.”