The film Selma, tells the story of one of the demonstrations realized by Martin Luther King Jr., and other Civil Rights activists during the height of their movement. Though the movie focuses mainly on this march from Selma to Montgomery, it truly embodies the struggles that non whites faced in this country overall.
Selma had a few huge names behind it's final production- Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, and Common, but it has been a long and hard journey for director Ava DuVernay. The film came out a couple of weeks ago, and has received much praise from critics and those involved in the civil rights movement alike.
Sunday, the cast took to the roads in Selma to commemorate Dr. King as what Oprah called him, "an idea that hope and possibility are real." The cast marched hand in hand with the director similar to the way Dr. King, his wife, and others did in 1965. The crowd was enticed by speeches and a performance of the Grammy nominated song from the film, Glory by Common and John Legend.
What a beautiful way to honor the spirit and life of Dr. King by joining together in a way that helped mold his efforts.Today as we honor his life (it's not his birthday-thats the 15th of January), lets remember what he stood for, and what so many marched for. Lets continue to strive for the actualization of his dream. With that being said, I thought this video of this little 4 yr old should be posted today. It's so cute & made me cry realizing how powerful this speech is coming from him: