This award winning film tells the true story of Selma, a small Alabama city that in 1965, became a key battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition from the authorities and the city’s furious white population, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, an effort which culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
There will be a post screening discussion about the film sponsored by Harrow Mencap and chaired by music industry & history consultant Kwaku (see bio below). Black History Month is a nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture throughout Britain.
Kwaku has programmed and/ or delivered African history events in Harrow and beyond for many years. He has also developed and delivers an OCN accredited African History course.
He is the author of 'Brent Black Music History Project' (2007), 'NARM: Naming And Role Models: Highlighting African British Male Role Models 1907-2007' (2010), and co-editor of 'African Voices: Quotations By People of African descent', which was launched at Houses of Parliament in 2010. He recently launched the 'Look How Far We've Come: Commentaries On British Society And Racism?' (2015) DVD at the Houses of Parliament.
Kwaku is currently working on a book entitled 'Look How Far We've Come: Racism, The Bristol Bus Boycott, Black History Month, The Black Sections, And Where Are We In Today's Union Jack?’.