Four St. Louis-area movie theaters are giving junior high students free tickets to Selma, the film about the 1965 voting rights protests lead by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the movie Selma.
The Selma Students program started in New York, where 27 black business leaders offered to pay for tickets for 27,000 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in early January. The program became so popular that it sold out after expanding to 75,000 student tickets. As the program gained traction, Paramount Pictures expanded it to several other cities, including Boston, Dallas, Chicago and Nashville.
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