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    In the early 1960s the civil rights movement was in full swing. In 1965 the Selma to Montgomery March occurred. Over 25,000 supporters Marched for the voting rights for African Americans in the south. This March resulted in the beginning of change and helped end white supremacy. The march on Selma was a stand for justice and equality for blacks in the act of peaceful protest for the right to vote. Equality are we really equal? As a child growing up in our home my mother and grandmother instill in us “ all men are created equal in the sight of God” many times I've wonder is that really true or is it still a figment of my imagination. On the 21st March 1965 Reverend Martin Luther King a civil rights leader and thousands of others marched…

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    Equality and Justice - false promises a nation was created to protect. The historical drama, Selma (2014), directed by Ava DuVernay, depicts some of the struggles African-Americans faced in the pursuit of equality and justice during the mid 1950’s to 1960’s, and the role Martin Luther King Jr. played in his attempt to overcome such inequalities. During this time period, racial segregation was prominent, especially in the southern states. The government justified such segregation based on the…

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    Selma Movie Racism

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    Throughout American history, African-Americans have constantly struggled with the issues of racism and discrimination. Since slavery hundreds of years ago, African Americans have always been treated as inferior by white men. Even today, racism continues to be a big problem in American society. Selma, a film directed by Ava DuVernay, retells the events surrounding the march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama. Led by Martin Luther King Jr., African-Americans along with civil rights activists of…

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    Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Freedom Marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 to secure voting rights for African Americans. Having come out in 2014, Although any historical film is an interpretation of history, this movie accurately depicted what African Americans went through. The first scene introduces Annie Lee Cooper who was denied the right to vote after not being able to name the 67 county judges in Alabama. This was one of the many real…

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    Selma is an Oscar nominated movie for Best Picture; the first film directed by a black female director (Ava Du Vernay) in history. The movie is based on the year of 1965 during the Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, it shows the last final stages of the Civil Rights Movement. The sequence chosen for this analysis is the sequence where Dr. King (David Oyelowo) arrives to Selma. At his arrival to the “Black Belt” region of central Alabama Dr. King and his colleges direct themselves to the…

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    Essay On Selma

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    This film takes the viewer on a journey from Selma to Montgomery at the crucial time of the Civil Rights movement that took place during the life of Martin Luther King Jr. It covers the important facts, describing clearly the horrific ordeals that blacks faced in trying to register to vote in the segregated south. The march lead to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, giving equal voting rights to black and open doors for equality. The director Ava DuVernay’s point of view…

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    Desegregation In Selma

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    The 2014 film Selma follows recent Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the months following the initial strides toward desegregation. In the opening scenes, two separate scenarios of racially motivated crimes and inequality are portrayed ‒ four African American girls talking about how to do their hair are killed by an explosion while walking down the stairs to a church service and a woman named Annie is denied the right to vote because she cannot name every county judge in her…

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    at that moment. I had a criteria on what Dr. King was doing and until now I am very confused on what we blacks are doing. For all I know was that I was inspired to follow Martin Luther King Jr. and his civil rights. After a day has passed we were allowed to go back home to Alabama. Although we faced the first march of Dr. King’s rights, we were still preparing for the next move to Montgomery and hopefully we would have succeeded in this next march.Our next march was going to Selma. When we…

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    The Controversy Surrounding Selma Critics are turning a sharper eye towards historical inaccuracies in Hollywood films such as “Selma” as people increasingly rely on them for accounts of the past. Ava DuVernay’s film, “Selma,” depicts the pivotal ending moments in the fight for voting rights and some of the major leaders who drove the fight forward. Martin Luther King Jr. and Lyndon B. Johnson play prominent roles during this vital time. While critics have cited several historical…

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    2. “Selma” is a Drama and Biographical movie which was released on 9 January 2015 in USA. The movie was based on the effort of Martin Luther King’s movement to secure the right to vote for African-American people through a march from Selma to Montgomery. Martin Luther King Jr. had a long way to go even though his efforts against the racial partiality. Even though the segregation was ended, African-Americans were still deprived of their rights to vote through fear and intimidation. When Martin…

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