One Day…

Selma has one powerful message. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day I’d like to review one of the few Dr. King movies that were made. David Oyelowo was a perfect choice to play him. He looks the part and emulates Dr. King without seeming like an imitation. Like any other movie about race relations, Selma is tough to sit through at times. Especially for someone who is mixed such as myself. The interesting thing about Selma is that it centers on an event that is not touched on nearly as much as others. Of course everyone knows about his famous “I have a dream” speech, but not the walk from Selma to Montgomery. I saw Selma as part of the other movies nominated that year. It’s a true stand out, and not just because it was the only black movie nominated. It was also directed by female director Ava DuVernay. Not to mention its award winning gospel inspired rap song “Glory.” I’m just not sure I fully agree with the modern parallels mentioned in the song. Regardless, Selma is sure to give you a fighting sense of hope.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. begins the march from Selma to Montgomery

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