Milwaukee area students see "Selma" thanks to community donations
It was a couple of weeks ago that volunteers Richard and Lori Lewis of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee launched a fundraising campaign.
They were determined to make sure as many young people as possible saw the film about Martin Luther King and the 1960's Civil Rights Movement.
Their goal was $5,000.
They raised $40,000, exceeding their goal and ensuring that 3,000 students will take part in a screening.
The campaign has also inspired groups outside of this initiative to see the movie, with an additional 3,125 individuals attending via school field trips and community outings.
Marcus Theatres will carry the film longer than typical to accommodate as many young people as possible during Black History Month.
More than 600 youth will also be provided with transportation through the fundraising, and all students who attend a screening will receive a complimentary 44-ounce popcorn from Marcus Theatres.