Film, Video Selma, the Voting Rights Act & Reel History

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Title
Selma, the Voting Rights Act & Reel History
Summary
Gary May finds himself among several scholars who think the film Selma is seriously flawed. He explores the significance and continuing importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, includes a critique of how the stories behind the Act are framed in the Hollywood lens and raises questions as to what such re-presentations mean for teaching and learning about history.
Event Date
July 07, 2015
Related Resources
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
Civil Rights History Project: https://www.loc.gov/collections/civil-rights-history-project/about-this-collection/
Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at the Long Civil Rights Movement: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/civilrights/events/
Running Time
1 hours 15 minutes 34 seconds
Online Format
video

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