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Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  17 January 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Willie (as Faruq Jenkins)
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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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Jonathan Myrick Daniels Died August 20, 1965. In the movie his death is between the days March 15, 1965 and March 21, 1965. See more »

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Willie: You're a racist, and all your men are racists in the same way that Hitler was a racist!
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Very emotional
19 January 2003 | by (FL, USA) – See all my reviews

I admit, I wasn't expecting much when this movie began. I mean, it's a Disney Channel original movie. Those movies are usually horrible! Well, something inside told me to watch it. So, I did. I only watched this a few hours ago. I'm a 90's kid, and I don't really know much about the world before 1990. I finally understand the civil rights movement and how horrible those times were. At some parts, I admit, I just wanted to sob. Because it happened! America was like this in the 1960's! This movie is very emotional and sad, but we could all learn more about the past.

Clifton Powell had me believing that he was Martin Luther King Jr. All of the actors were wonderful and fit their parts well. Selma, Lord, Selma is very underrated by Disney Channel. It brought so many emotions and feelings to me, which rarely happens when I watch movies(especially Disney Channel original movies). So, don't think this movie is like Disney Channel's shows. This movie is for mature audiences, due to mature themes,and some violence. I give Selma, Lord, Selma 10/10 stars. Happy Martin Luther King day!


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