The offer applies at Regal Cinemas across the five boroughs, and students must present a school ID, report card, class schedule or other paperwork to get tickets to the movie portraying Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 battle for voting rights.
The film chronicles the strategic moves Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (played by English actor David Oyelowo) and his team of lawyers, activists, community leaders and protesters made in order to get the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed and thus change American history.
New York City students can score free tickets to the Golden Globe-nominated “Selma,” provided they present proof at the box office that they’re in school. The offer, which applies to Regal Cinemas across the five boroughs, requires students show a report card, school ID, classroom schedule or other paperwork. The offer runs through Jan. 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).
Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963
50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington
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March on Washington
On August 28, 2013 citizens from across this country will converge upon our nation’s capital to commemorate and celebrate the historic March on Washington which occurred 50 years ago on August 28, 1963. The March is about 1.6 miles long.
President Obama 2013
Mr. Obama, speaking in front of the Lincoln Memorial where 50 years ago Dr. King gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” said that advances in securing voting rights, civil rights and the eradication of legalized discrimination of African-Americans show that part of Dr. King’s goals were achieved.
March on Washington 1963
But he cited income inequality and disparities in the unemployment rate between blacks and whites as among examples of how Dr. King’s goals remained unfulfilled. Tying the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom to concerns about economic inequality today, he reminded people that jobs were a central goal of those marching years ago.
Listen to Obama Speech
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