ML King Day Event and Documentary Film

Come view the story of a courageous group of students and teachers who, along with other activists, fought a nonviolent battle to win voting rights for African-Americans in the South. Standing in their way: a century of Jim Crow, a resistant and segregationist state, and a federal government slow to fully embrace equality. By organizing and marching bravely in the face of intimidation, violence, arrest, and even murder, these change-makers achieved one of the most significant victories of the civil rights era.

With special guests Secretary of State Steve Simon and DFL Party Chair Ken Martin.

WHERE: Lakeside Pointe, 1200 Town Centre Dr., Eagan
WHEN: Monday January 16th @ 6:30pm

The event is free but, please reply and RSVP if you plan to attend.

Hope to see you there!
John Wells
SD51 DFL Chair

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One Response to ML King Day Event and Documentary Film

  1. Chair says:

    Thirty five caring people braved icy roads to watch and discuss Selma: Bridge to the Ballot. Thanks to Ken Martin, Senator Jim Carlson, and Representative Sandra Masin for helping lead our discussion. Thanks to everyone for so eloquently expressing their experiences and insights on race, justice, faith, community and the inspiration Dr. Martin Luther King and a group of high school kids and their teachers provided the nation 50 years ago and especially today!

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