You get a DVD! YOU get a DVD! EVERYBODY gets a DVD!
Oprah Winfrey and friends are making sure the hard-fought civil rights victories of the past are known for generations to come. Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today that every high school in the U.S. will receive a FREE DVD of the Academy Award-winning film Selma.
Selma, co-produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed by Ava DuVernay, is a historical drama based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In addition to the film, teachers will also have access to a free companion study guide.
“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,” said director Ava DuVernay in a statement. “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.”