SELMA Cast Oprah, David Oyelowo & More Attend The Legends Who Paved The Way Gala!

I have been hearing amazing things about the upcoming movie SELMA, a powerful new film about civil rights leader Martin Luther King.  I totally missed the opportunity to see the advanced screening in Atlanta but will be the first in line when it opens in the states in January!!  The movie, directed by Ava Du Vernay, premiered in Los Angeles this week with co-stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo and many more!  I smell an Oscar buzz 🙂

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Neicy Nash, Common, Oprah, David Oyelowo, Ava Du Vernay, and Carmen Ejogo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

selma 1Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – IMDb

 

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