Review: ‘Selma’ Is A Shocking Trip Back In Time That Seems Like A Walk In The Present (Video)

Notes From The Underground

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Last night, I had the pleasure of seeing an early screening on the film ‘Selma.’

Directed by Ava DuVarney and written by Paul Webb, the movie takes a graphic look at the steps Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others took to get the voters act of 1965 signed.

Starring David Oyelowo as Dr. King Jr and Carmen Ejogo as his wife Coretta Scott-King, you get a peek into a dangerous yet important time in American History.

The film starts off with Dr. King preparing to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his civil rights work. At the same time, you see four Black girls, being children, discussing how Coretta Scott-King’s hair is naturally straight and other child thoughts when an explosion rips through the church killing the girls and others in Alabama.

At that moment, the battle ground is set and Dr. King knows that the next…

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