Thanks to a group of generous African-American business leaders, students in several U.S. cities can see Selma, a film based on the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, for free.
Tickets for 27,000 students in 7th, 8th and 9th grade in New York City were sponsored by 27 Black business leaders in an effort that is now sold out, according to Paramount Pictures.
Now, the group is extending the sponsorship to students in the same grades in Philadelphia; Nashville, Tennessee; New Jersey; San Francisco; Sarasota, Florida; and Westchester, New York. More cities will be added on Jan. 14, according to the site.
The special tickets are available between Jan. 12 and Jan. 19 or while supplies last.
To redeem tickets, students must show their student ID or report card at the box office of one of the theaters listed on SelmaStudentTickets.com.
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(Photo: Atsushi Nishijima / Paramount Pictures)