We will continue to reflect on the topic “I March Because” on Monday, March 30, at 12:30pm in the Periodical Room of the Jean Burr Smith Library in Chapman Hall. We also invite you to give us your response in the comments below.
During Black History Month the MxCC Student Activities Club hosted a trip to Metro Movies in Middletown to view the historic film Selma.
The Oscar nominated movie, directed by Ava DuVernay, chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
To commemorate the 50 year anniversary of this historic event MxCC is asking you to share why you march.
Join our College community as we reflect on the reasons why all lives matter and why it is important to remember those individuals who struggled, sacrificed, and lost their lives in the name of equal rights for all citizens.
Our work is not yet done…so stop by the library and share why you march!
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