David Montgomery of the Washington Post reports on Selma as a teaching tool in the district.
Washington’s Selma-for-students initiative — separate from the Avalon program — was launched by the March on Washington Film Festival, which has raised $86,000 toward a $125,000 goal, according to Robert Raben, founder of the festival. The money will reimburse theaters for the full cost of tickets for students in the 8th-12th grades in D.C. public and charter schools. According to the Web site, participating theaters are: the AMC Loews Georgetown 14, the AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12, AMC Mazza Gallerie, Regal Bowie Stadium 14 and the Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14. Students can see the film for free by showing school identification or a report card.