Every U.S. High School to receive copy of ‘Selma’

Every high school in America will receive its own personal copy of the film Selma, according to

Teachers can also opt to receive a free companion study guide to help lead discussions on the events depicted in the film.

“To think that this triumphant story of dignity and justice will be available to every high school in this country is a realization of many dreams and many hopes,” director Ava DuVernay said in a press release.

Paramount hopes to reach all 18 million high school students with the film’s powerfully inspiring story.

“With many of these students preparing to vote for the first time in next year’s elections, it is especially fitting that they witness the bravery and fortitude of those who fought to establish the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” said Megan Colligan, president, Worldwide Distribution and Marketing, Paramount Pictures.

Teachers who would like to receive a copy of the “Selma” companion study guide can visit