Selma Unites Local Trailblazers for Viewing and Discussion on Civil and Voting Rights

Attendees included Dr. Arnett Girardeau, Clara McLaughlin, Dr. Wendell Holmes. Jackie Holmes, Chevarra Orrin, Mia Jones and Rep. Corrine Brown

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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