For Immediate Release:
Charleston, SC- An admission-free showing of the movie Selma, exclusively for Charleston County School District students grades 7th-12th, is set for Saturday, February 7, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at Regal Cinemas, 2401 Mall Drive in North Charleston. The event will be sponsored by Senator Marlon Kimpson, Charleston City Councilman Keith Waring, and Walterboro dentist, Dr. Harold Rhodes. For theater admittance, students will be required to present their school ID at a 10:30 a.m. registration on-site.
Theater seats will be available to CCSD students only, on a first-come basis. Adults interested in enrolling a student for the theater experience must email Radia Heyward @ firstname.lastname@example.org for pre-registration.
“Selma the movie, is a tool for teaching today’s young scholars to examine history, civics and the civil rights movement,” Kimpson said. “We will impede our strength as a nation and lessen our global competitiveness, if our next generation of educators, business and civic leaders carry the weight of racial bigotry and hatred in their hearts.”
Following the screening of the oscar-nominated film, Kimpson, Waring and Rhodes will guide students in a discussion on the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders, which led to the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches.