Cedar Crest College newspaper since 1923
By Noalani Hendricks, Staff Writer
The film “Selma” forever recognizes the historical importance of the marches commenced from Selma, Alabama.
After Bloody Sunday was televised, Martin Luther King organized a second march in Selma, Alabama, on March 9, 1965. The march was lead to Edmund Pettus Bridge where Bloody Sunday took place two days earlier.
The second march further emphasized the pressing nature of racial inequality in the United States. According to the National Park Service, on March 21, the third march of about 3,200 people set out for Montgomery. When the marchers reached Capitol Hill, they grew in number to 25,000 people. A few months later, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Kaiya Primus, junior New Media & Media Studies major said, “‘Selma’ is a triumph of modern cinema, it juxtaposes the troubles of the modern times with those of the past and highlights the troubles of our society in its persistent manner.”
The Multicultural Center will be holding two “Selma” movie showings on Tuesday, March 3, and Thursday, March 5, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Afterwards, students can engage in a discussion.
Beverages will be provided, but bring your own snack. Additionally, students can enter into the “Selma” movie poster raffle.