Every High School In the Country is Getting a Copy of 'Selma'

Every High School In the Country is Getting a Copy of 'Selma'

The Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma was famously snubbed at the Oscars but it is making its mark in the classroom.

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The film chronicles King’s infamous voting rights marches in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.

Paramount Home Media Distribution is sending out copies of the film to every single high school in America to help further the education of the film’s subject as well as social justice.

Selma’s director Ava DuVernay said in a statement: “To think that this triumphant story of dignity and justice will be available to every high school in this country is a realization of many dreams and many hopes. I applaud Paramount on this extraordinary effort, and salute the teachers who will provide classes and context on the work of Dr. King and his comrades to the young minds of our nation.”

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Earlier this year, Paramount Home Media Distribution led a “Selma for Students” educational initiative and enabled high school students to see the film for free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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