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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Daniels
Sheyann Webb (as Jurnee Smollett)
Betty Webb
Yolanda King ...
Miss Bright
John Webb
Sheriff Pots
Alice West
Von Coulter ...
Tom West
Laura-Shay Griffin ...
Sallie Parker
Danny Nelson ...
Father Whitaker
Willie (as Faruq Jenkins)
Stephanie Zandra Peyton ...
Rachel West


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 <>

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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 »


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 »


Jonathan Daniels: The only ugliness in this world is man's creation, not God's.
Sheyann Webb: God doesn't put anybody down. Just people do.
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A good watch for pre-teens!
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A wonderful film for pre-teens. (Those who have and are reading of the struggles of African American's during the M.L.K times.) It is sad, yet with hope! And a great turn for (usual bad guy!)character actor Clifton Powell as M.L.K!

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