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Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)

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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Both Rachel and Sheyann were several years younger than they are portrayed and described in the movie. See more »

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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.
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A good watch for pre-teens!
6 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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