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
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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
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
Martin Luther King, Jr.
You may have the law on your side but we have morality on ours and one day you're going to have to accept that.