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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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Jonathan Daniels
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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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Jonathan Daniels did not arrive in Selma until after Bloody Sunday; he was not present at Jimmie Lee Jackson's shooting (which took place inside, at night), nor was Daniels present at Bloody Sunday. Jimmie Lee Jackson did not die in Marion, but in Selma, eight days after he was shot. 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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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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