Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. - MLK Day: The Cast Of Selma Visited Selma, Alabama To Commemorate The Legacy Of Those That Risked Their Lives To Marched For Civli Rights And Voting Equality
Happy MLK day everyone. I decided to post these images and start the blog off this way to remember all the great things he and all who helped make this world a better place. We have ways to go for the fight of equality, but we are getting there.
In the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. - MLK Day, the cast of Selma visited Selma, Alabama and marched on the bridge that inspired the movie. During President Lyndon Johnson administration, the pressure to pass the federal voting rights law to enable African Americans to register and vote without harassment was very high. In 1965 three marches from Selma to Montgomery Alabama took center stage during the Selma voting rights acts and civil rights movement. The peaceful march by the people was met with violence from law enforcement. The bloody treatment to peaceful protesters that were televised led to a national outcry. That trail is now memorialized as, “The Selma To Montgomery Voting Rights Trail,“ and is now a U.S. National Historic Trail. The cast of Selma taking to that trail over the weekend to commemorate that legacy, was incredible. In the image; rapper Common, Selma director Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo (who played Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) and Oprah Winfrey locked arms as they marched together in Selma, Alabama.
The community came together to welcome the cast, remember those and pay respect to the legacy left for us all to uphold and always remember, what was done to get all of us to this point in this country.
Oprah Winfrey speaks to the audience. The movie was excellent and is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Picture category. The movie is also nominated for Best Original Song for Glory. Selma did make headlines because none of the actors were nominated in their acting roles for an Oscar.
Oprah took to social media to announce that the cast were in Selma. From the excitement, it seems like, they were able to accomplish exactly what they went there for. Congratulations on all the success. Great cast and excellent movie.
My special message to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Almost all of my dreams are reality and God has continued to open doors for me because of your sacrifices. Your courage, dedication, perseverance...are the reasons I have freedom and many possibilities to be whoever I want to be. We still have ways to go, but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, and THANK YOU. Never forget people. Continue to make him proud. Continue to show him that all his efforts weren’t in vain. God Bless.
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