The Humanities Council at Appalachian State is presenting the film “Selma” as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observation.

The film will be shown Sunday January 19 at the Appalachian Theatre downtown Boone.

In addition to the film, Panelists: Cameron Lippard, professor and chair, Sociology Department; Willie Fleming, chief diversity officer; and Toussaint Romain, deputy legal counsel, adjunct professor, public defender and community activist, will discuss afterwards.

It's part of a film series in conjunction with The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, Sunday afternoon at 3pm, and admission is free.

The Appalachian Theatre is at 559 West King Street, Boone, and there is free parking in Downtown Boone on Sundays.

For more information on the series visit or call 828-365-3000.

On Monday, January 20, Appalachian State University & ACT will celebrate the 21st anniversary of the MLK Challenge. Hundreds of participants will gather to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of service, reflection, and education. The day challenges volunteers to give their time, energy, and talents to make the world just a little bit brighter for others in the High Country, by completing projects alongside over 20 community partners.

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