TCC Films: Selma

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Tomorrow is MLK’s birthday. Sometimes people of faith forget that civil rights for African Americans in the United States were born out of the Baptist church and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. 50 years ago, under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, African Americans and their allies, protested the ways in which African Americans were systematically being denied the right to vote because of their race. Dr. King mobilized people of goodwill from: Orthodox, Protestant, Jewish and Catholic backgrounds. These people were committed to human dignity and justice for all. They protested nonviolently at Selma, and were met with violence. Some were killed. Watch the film with your older children. Teach them this history, and inspire them to stand up for justice, especially when doing so comes at great cost.