NYC Students Offered Opportunity to See ‘Selma’ for Free

Montage Entertainment & Media

Courtesy of a number of prominent business leaders, New York City 7th, 8th, and 9th graders will be able to view “Selma” free of charge at participating theaters starting tomorrow, January 8.

According to Variety, some of said movers and shakers include but are not limited to BET Networks Chairman Debra Lee, American Express Chairman Ken Chenault, power broker Vernon Jordan and former Time Warner CEO Richard Parsons. The fund put together by the group of 27 will make it possible for 27,000 NYC middle and high school students to see the film from January 8 to January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day).

“Martin Luther King, Jr.’s momentous journey in Alabama is an important piece of American history,” said Bill Lewis, Co-Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard and one of the fund’s contributors, in a statement. “We are passionate about bringing this story to New York City’s students and we encourage business…

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