Film series closes with Selma

April 21, 2016 | 9:15 AM

The final installment of this year’s Humanities Film Series will feature the movie Selma.

The film will be shown Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the Jacksonville Public Library, 201 W. College Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.         

The movie brings forth the human rights struggle, violence and inequality that marked the decade of the Civil Rights Movement. Selma takes the modern viewer behind the scenes as Martin Luther King Jr., played by David Oyelowo, lobbies President Lyndon Johnson for voting rights, and thousands of courageous African-Americans fight for a fundamental American right. This heartbreakingly brutal film reveals the injustices that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

This installment of the Humanities Film Series will be moderated by Ashley Green, a former member of the MacMurray faculty and assistant professor of English and coordinator of the Writing Center at Lincoln Land Community College. The series is co-sponsored by MacMurray College and the Jacksonville Public Library.

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