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Second Saturday Film at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Grave Creek Archaeological Complex Presents

Second Saturday Film

January 12, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm (40 min)

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot

This documentary features the words of Alabama students and teachers who marched from Selma to Montgomery to fight for voting rights regardless of race.  Historic film footage documents how they faced a violent sheriff and a defiant governor, along with intimidation, arrest and murder.  Pivotal events of this movement took place on the Edmund Pettus Bridge where the marchers were confronted by a police blockade.  By this time, the ranks of the protestors included clergy and others of all races under the leadership of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  National outrage over the treatment of these people helped lead to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

This film is part of the “Teaching Tolerance” series produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

 

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Details

Date:
January 12
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Organizer

Grave Creek Mound Archaeology Complex
Phone:
304 843 4128
Email:
Andrea.K.Keller@wv.gov
Website:
http://www.wvculture.org/museum/GraveCreekmod.html

Venue

Grave Creek Mound Archaeology Complex
801 Jefferson Ave
Moundsville, WV 26041 United States
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Phone:
3048434128
Website:
http://www.wvculture.org/museum/GraveCreekmod.html

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