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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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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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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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Good movie for just about anyone
20 May 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I wanted to rent this movie because I am writing a story for pre-teens/teens about some of the struggles of blacks in the 1960s. I was very touched by this movie. All the acting was good, the story, based on truth, was interesting. I really got caught up in the people's lives, feeling their pain and longing, sorrowful (almost crying) at the injustice and mean things many white people did. They gave a good balance, though, by showing the white preacher (Jonathan) who was helping the blacks (he was an actual person). This is a good clean family movie, with some violence, but nothing graphic. It was thought-provoking, too--would I be brave enough to stand up for right in the midst of adversity?


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