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"Selma" (Paramount Pictures)

Beginning Feb. 6, in the Lancaster Public Library’s Bates Auditorium, four films about African American life in America will be screened. All screenings are free and begin at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

• The Feb. 6 film is “Selma,” about the dangerous campaign to secure equal rights, which led to violence. David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King, Jr.

• On Feb. 13 , “From the Rough” (PG) tells the story of Catana Starks (Taraji P. Henson) from historically black university Tennessee State, who became the first African-American woman ever to coach an all-men’s team at the collegiate level.

• On Feb. 18, the television drama “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” will tell how the unauthorized harvesting of Lack’s cancerous cells in 1951 changed medicine forever. Oprah Winfrey plays her daughter.

• Wrapping up the series will be “The Last Black Man In San Francisco” on Feb. 27. It is a drama about a black man (Jimmie Fails playing himself) dreaming of reclaiming his grandfather’s Victorian home in a city that seems to be leaving him behind.