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