In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when ... See full summary »

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Jonathan Daniels
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Sheyann Webb (as Jurnee Smollett)
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Betty Webb
Yolanda King ...
Miss Bright
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John Webb
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Sheriff Pots
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Tom West
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Danny Nelson ...
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Willie (as Faruq Jenkins)
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Rachel West
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In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she joins others in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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This movie is based on the memoir "Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days" by Sheyann Webb and Rachel West Nelson, as told to Frank Sikora, first published in 1980. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, Johnathan Daniels first comes to Selma, he meets Father Whitaker. Father Whitaker is an Episcopal priest, as is Johnathan. Yet throughout the movie, Daniels is referred to as "Reverend Daniels," or a pastor or minister.

Some may perceive this to be inaccurate and assert that all Episcopal priests are referred to as "Father," not "Reverend."

However, it is quite common for Episcopal priests to be referred to other than "Father." Some Episcopal priests, being of a more "low-church" persuasion do not wish their parishioners call them "Father". In some cases, e.g. small towns in the South, they are simply called "Preacher." See more »

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Jonathan Daniels: Does God wants us to be divided, Father?
Father Whitaker: Jonathan, that's a debate that's gone on for a long time.
Jonathan Daniels: Well, I don't think it's a debate in God's eyes.
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Gross errors of fact
21 January 2003 | by (Buffalo, NY) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie on the Disney Channel recently and was outraged at the portrayal of the murder of the young Episcopal seminarian, Jonathan Daniels. The movie showed him being shot while alone on a side street in Selma. In reality he was killed in Haynesville in an attack on a group of civil rights workers. Jonathan was killed by a shotgun as he pushed Ruby Sales out of the line of fire. A Roman Catholic priest was wounded in the attack. The Disney version does a great injustice to Jonathan's memory and to the herorism of the priest who was wounded.


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