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Friday Sept. 2: “Selma” Film Screening & Exhibit at NC Museum of History

Raleigh, NC — As cooler days approach, September will bring a variety of programs at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Catch a film screening of “Selma,” focusing on the 1965 marches from Selma, Ala., to the state capital in Montgomery during the Civil Rights movement. After the film, Thomas Easley, a descendant of one of the march’s organizers, will discuss his family’s role in the march.

First Fridays at the Museum: Selma to Montgomery Sneak Peek  

Friday, Sept. 2, 5-9 pm

See the traveling exhibit Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote: Photographs by Spider Martin before it officially opens, and learn some background with a 6 pm screening of the film “Selma” (details below). Samples from Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery (Farmville) will also be available, while they last, and the Museum Shop will be open, along with the lobby-level exhibits. 

Selma to Montgomery is curated and circulated by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The exhibition is made possible, in part, by the City of Birmingham and contributions to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Corporate Campaign.

Film Screening: “Selma” 

Friday, Sept. 2, 6 pm

MPAA rating: PG-13-L,V; run time: 128 min.

The historical drama “Selma,” featuring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., depicts the marches from Selma, Ala., to the state capital in Montgomery during the African American struggle to gain voting rights.

MICHELLE LANIER
Michelle Lanier

Michelle Lanier, director of the N.C. African American Heritage Commission, will talk about the film’s facts and flaws beforehand. Afterward, Thomas Easley, a descendant of one of the march’s organizers, will discuss his family’s role in the march. The program is co-sponsored with the N.C. African American Heritage Commission.

For more information, please call 919-807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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