In an unprecedented effort led by a team of African-American business leaders in New York [SOLD OUT], organizations across the U.S. coordinated a massive national campaign to find African-American business leaders to underwrite free admission to the Golden Globe-nominated film “SELMA” for students around the country.
The new cities added are the efforts inspired by the overwhelming success of the program in New York City, in which 27 African-American business leaders created a fund for 27,000 of the city’s 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to see the film for free. That effort sold out in the very first weekend.
The programs begin January 12th and run through January 19th (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) or while tickets last.
Students can share their images and response to the film using #SelmaForStudents.
Cities added as of January 12, 2015 (Go HERE to click on each city for more information):
- Philadelphia PA
- Westchester NY
- Sarasota FL
- Nashville TN
- Boston MA
- San Francisco CA
- New Jersey
7th, 8th and 9th Graders can show their student ID or report card at the box office of any participating theater in these new cities, to receive their free tickets.
We will update on January 14, 2015.