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UAB to screen film about the life of civil rights activist John Lewis

  • January 13, 2017
The documentary will screen Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the UAB Hill Student Center Alumni Theatre.

Written by: Tiffany Westry

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john lewis community monthIn celebration of UAB Community Month, the UAB African American Faculty Association and UAB Libraries will host a screening of the documentary “Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis” on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the UAB Hill Student Center Alumni Theatre, 1400 University Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.

The film chronicles Lewis’ involvement in the civil rights movement during the historic Selma March, also known as Bloody Sunday, an event that marked a turning point in the movement. Lewis, who was a college student at the time, co-led peaceful marchers seeking voting rights for African-Americans in the South. Lewis is now a revered leader and well-respected U.S. representative, representing Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. “Get in the Way” is the first documentary biography of Lewis.

UAB Community Month is sponsored by the UAB Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to learn about cultural diversity through various programs such as lectures, discussions, films, volunteer projects and cultural events.

A complete list of Community Month events is online.

  • January 19