“Selma” 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. This wonderful film, which opens in wide release on January 9th, is a must-see movie for our children in 7th grade and older. It is a powerful, gripping story of a key moment in American history which our children must know.
Here in NYC, 27 African American business leaders are working to make sure that students are able to see this film. This group has partnered with Paramount Pictures to offer free admission to “Selma” for NYC’s 7th, 8th and 9th-grade students. These students will be admitted for free at participating theaters if they provide a student ID or report card. The initiative kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 8 and runs through Jan. 19, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or while tickets last.
If you have a 7th, 8th or 9th grader in NYC, get more info at www.selmamovie.com/nyc.
Wherever you are, go see this amazing film with your children when it opens widely this weekend. You will be so glad you did.