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AVA DuVERNAY Tribute Festival in March

Storytelling can do more than entertain. It can shift and shape culture, it can right wrongs, and it can lift us all to a place where we can be more determined in our own lives. Ava DuVernay For Immediate Release February 6, 2020 2020 ONE WOMAN ONE VOTE FESTIVAL AND THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER’S DIRECT CURRENT FESTIVAL PRESENT  AWARD-WINNING …

“SELMA” – OWOV Ava DuVernay Festival at the REACH

In by Michon Boston

SELMA Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic …