Due to the enormous generosity of husband and wife team Bruce Gordon and Tawana Tibbs, GOOGLE, Info, Viacom, and Paramount Pictures, my entire school, Pathways in Technology Early Collge High School (P-TECH) will have a private screening of SELMA on Friday January 23rd, 2015 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Rose Cinemas–the first-of-its kind!
On behalf of my Principal, Mr. Rashid Davis and the entire P-TECH faculty, staff and student body, we cannot begin to THANK our sponsors enough! From a simple inquiry came a gift of epic proportions and a chance to learn the steps pioneering Civil Rights activists took to gain equal rights and justice. This movie is a true American story about how African Americans have reponded to adversity even when it did not appear to be possible.
I am proud of them–on Friday, P-TECH will honor them by watching their story. Please read the Paramount Pictures Press Release included in this post!
Directed by Ava DuVernay and produced by Oprah Winfrey, this movie chronicles the historic marches of Selma, Alabama that ultimately led to the crucial legislation that protected the voting rights of American citizens, The Voting Rights Act of 1965.
This is awesome my sister. The programs and sponsorships to help young students understand the past o see how it contributed to our present and them being a bridge that they can impact the future. Great article!
Thank you so much Dee!!! We are very proud and humbled that we were able to view the movie as a collective.