Selma Movie Analysis

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Civil rights are defined as personal liberties that belong to an individual, as he or she are a citizen or resident of a particular country or community, such as the United States. The common legal application of this term, civil rights, involves the rights guaranteed to U.S. citizen residents by legislation of the Constitution. Civil rights protected by the Constitution include Freedom of Speech and freedom from certain types of discrimination. An individual 's personal choices are protected by the freedoms to to express himself or herself, but the civil rights legislation comes into play when the practice of personal preferences and prejudices of an individual or group of individuals interferes with the protected rights of others. The various …show more content…
Martin Luther King received the Nobel Peace Prize after the church bombing, which happened before him receiving the prize, claimed five little girls’ lives. King then met with President Johnson, and demanded that he should act upon black people’s right to vote. Dr. King then goes to Selma, Alabama where blacks were more than fifty percent of the population but they were restricted from voting. They first stood in front of the county registration, which ended in arrests and King goes to prison. When King gets out of jail and is out Selma, a random gathering happened at night that ended up in violence as the police tried to separate the crowds and a boy was killed in the incident. They then decided to have a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The march ended in total violence where the participants were completely beaten. King did not walk with them for this march. But he then calls out to all kinds of people to join the next march. Many people joined, even some white people. But when the march actually goes and the troopers withdrew from their guard. But King backs down from his march. But that night a white person who participated on the march gets beaten and killed. Later on, the court grants the legality for the march. Lastly the President Johnson sends the Congress a bill to end the voting

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