Selma 2014 FAQs

Selma 2014, a year-long project celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, is now underway. Follow these FAQs to get answers to your questions and learn more about this exciting initiative. If you’re planning to make a trip to Selma, Alabama, in March 2014 for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches there, here are answers to some of your questions.

Selma 2014 FAQs


When Is Selma 2014 Scheduled To Take Place?

Selma 2014 will be held March 7-25, 2014.

What Is The Cost Of Attending Selma 2014?

The cost of attending Selma 2014 varies depending on the activity you choose. You can find more information here.

Do I Need To Purchase A Ticket In Advance?

No, tickets will be available at the door on March 7th. However, there are some limited VIP packages that include access to special events and screenings throughout the year.

Will There Be Any Special Events Or Exhibits Taking Place During Selma 2014?

Yes! The various exhibitions and ceremonies taking place during the year will include: the King Day Extravaganza on March 7th, an MLK50 Celebration at Montgomery’s Historic Baptist Church on March 14th, a Civil Rights Remembrance Service at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Park on April 10th, and two film festivals–the 50 the Anniversary Film Festival in October.

Can I Visit Selma Without Attending Any Of The Events?

Yes, you are free to explore Selma without attending any of the individual events. However, some special activities and exhibits will be closed on certain days during Selma 2014 in order to accommodate other visitors.

Can I Make A Trip To Selma For Both King Day (March 7th) And MLK50 Celebration (March 14th)?

No, only one event per day is allowed.

Does Selma Offer Any Discounts For Students, Seniors And Military Members?

Various discounts are offered to students, seniors and military members. You can find more information here.

Will Selma 2014 Be Accessible For People With Disabilities?

Yes, Selma 2014 will have a variety of accessibility features including: curb cuts, elevators and braille signage. You can find more information here.

Selma is a town in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is the county seat of Lee County and was incorporated on August 7, 1901. The population was 15,608 at the 2010 census. Selma is home to two universities: the University of Alabama at Selma and Delta State University.

It also has a variety of small businesses, as well as large corporate headquarters including UPS, FedEx and AT&T. Additionally, Selma is known for its African-American cultural heritage with significant churches, nightclubs and restaurants that are open during both weekdays and weekends.

What Is The Summary Of Selma?

Selma witnesses the tragic events of March 7, 1965 and celebrates sisterhood and equality on March 14th through a series of events.

How True Is The Movie, Selma?

The movie Selma is largely accurate, though some minor changes have been made for dramatic effect.

Why Was Selma Snubbed At The Oscars?

Selma was not nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, despite being widely recognized as one of the greatest films of 2014.

How Did The Movie Selma End?

The movie Selma ends with the arrival of the voting rights march in Selma on March 7, 1965.

Who Was The Shortest President?

James Buchanan, who served only for less than one month.

How Old Is Biden?

Joe Biden was born on December 26, 1942.

How Old Is Obama Today?

Barack Obama was born on February 4, 1961.

Which President Was Never Married?

John F. Kennedy was never married.

What Presidents Have Gotten Assassinated?

For a full list, please see: List of American Presidents Who Have Been Assassinated However, in 1835, Andrew Jackson was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth.

Who Was The First President On Tv?

George Washington was the first President to have his image televised, on January 20, 1939.

Who Was President In The Movie Selma?

In the movie Selma, President John F. Kennedy is shown being assassinated shortly after he speaks at a rally in Selma demanding voting rights for African Americans.

Who Wrote Selma?

The film Selma was written by Tony Kushner and directed by David O. Russell.

Who Played Dr King In Selma?

actors Chadwick Boseman and Reese Witherspoon portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oscar-winning movie Selma.

What Is Selma Famous For?

The Selma march is famous for the successful campaign led by Dr. King and the African American community on March 7, 1965 to secure voting rights for black Americans in Alabama.

Who Is The Most Famous Actor?

The most famous actor in Selma is Denzel Washington.

Who Are All The Black Actors?

All of the black actors in Selma are members of the Actors’ Equity Association.

Who Played Abraham Lincoln?

Jason Clarke played Abraham Lincoln in the movie Selma.

Who Are The 5 Most Important Characters In The Film Selma?

The 5 most important characters in the film Selma are Martin Luther King Jr., President John F. Kennedy, Governor George Wallace, Amelia Boynton-Brown and Jimmy Lee Jackson.

Who Has Played Dr. King?

Christian Bale has played Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the movie Selma.

Who Is Oyelowo’s Wife?

Eve Ensler is Oyelowo’s wife.

Who Has Played Martin Luther?

Bradley Cooper has played Martin Luther in the movie Selma.

Was Lincoln Assassinated?

No, Abraham Lincoln was not assassinated.

What Does Lincoln Mean?

Abraham Lincoln is a famous American president who was responsible for leading the United States through its Civil War (1861-1865) and preserving the Union.

Did Lincoln Dream His Death?

No, Abraham Lincoln did not dream his death.

Who Shot The President?

There is no evidence pointing to anyone in particular as the person who shot President John F. Kennedy.

Who Assassinated The 4 Presidents?

This is a mystery. There are many theories, but no definitive evidence that proves who was responsible for assassinating the four American presidents. However, the Warren Commission was created to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy. The Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing President Kennedy.

Who Shot The President?

There is no evidence pointing to anyone in particular as the person who shot President John F. Kennedy.

What Is The Meaning Of “Selma”?

The name Selma is derived from an Indian word meaning “to be red”. It is a common Alabamian.

Who Was President For 1 Day?

The shortest-serving U.S. president was James Buchanan, who was in office for only 1 day before being unseated by Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election.

Who Was The Youngest President?

The youngest president was George H.W. Bush, who was 43 years old when he took office on January 20, 1989.

Who Survived The Most Assassination Attempts In History?

U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt survived an attempt on his life by Giuseppe Zurlo, who shot him in the spine but missed his heart by a few inches.

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