Oneida County Historical Society to Screen ‘Selma’, Host Guest Speaker

by Oneida County Historical Society/Upcoming Events

Join us for a screening of the film Selma (2014), directed by Ava DuVernay, which chronicles “Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965” (IMDb).  Patricia MacLean, Holland Patent resident, will give a brief introduction sharing her personal experiences from this march and the civil rights movement. MacLean also attended the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, which culminated with King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.  This film is rated PG-13 and is 2 hours 8 minutes in length.  Come share our national history with a local connection.

This program takes place in the society’s main gallery on Saturday May 7, starting at 1:00 PM.

The Oneida County Historical Society is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution and is dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Please contact the society at 735-3642 or visit the OCHS website ( or page for additional information.

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