The recent release of the movie Selma brought together area trailblazers with the community for a discussion on the current state of voting and civil rights. The film chronicles the tumultuous three month period in 1965, when Dr. King led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. On Sunday, January 11, MOSAIC, hosted a film screening, dinner and discussion of the movie “Selma; The Story of a Movement” at the AMC Regency Theater. After the movie, the dialogue and discussion special guests were bombarded with civil and voting rights questions. Special guests included Congresswoman Corrine Brown, the first African- American since reconstruction elected to US Congress from Florida; Dr. Wendell Holmes, the first African-American elected to a school board in Florida; and Senator Arnett Girardeau the first African American male elected to the Florida Senate. Check out more photos from the event in the Photo Gallery.
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