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Selma, Lord, Selma 

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 »

Director:

Charles Burnett

Writers:

Rachel West Nelson (book), Frank Sikora (book) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mackenzie Astin ... Jonathan Daniels
Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Sheyann Webb (as Jurnee Smollett)
Clifton Powell ... Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ella Joyce ... Betty Webb
Yolanda King Yolanda King ... Miss Bright
Elizabeth Omilami ... Amelia Boynton
Afemo Omilami ... John Webb
Brett Rice ... Sheriff Pots
Tom Nowicki
Margo Moorer ... Alice West
Von Coulter Von Coulter ... Tom West
Laura-Shay Griffin Laura-Shay Griffin ... Sallie Parker
Danny Nelson Danny Nelson ... Father Whitaker
Faruq Tauheed ... Willie (as Faruq Jenkins)
Stephanie Zandra Peyton Stephanie Zandra Peyton ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accadde a Selma See more »

Filming Locations:

Griffin, Georgia, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

Jonathan Daniels died in Hayneville, Alabama, in August 1965, while heroically saving the life of another, Ruby Sales. The movie depicts Daniels as simply being gunned down on the street, alone except for his killer. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Daniels: By not trying to stop it, you become part of it.
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Very emotional
19 January 2003 | by KaruteruSee all my reviews

I admit, I wasn't expecting much when this movie began. I mean, it's a Disney Channel original movie. Those movies are usually horrible! Well, something inside told me to watch it. So, I did. I only watched this a few hours ago. I'm a 90's kid, and I don't really know much about the world before 1990. I finally understand the civil rights movement and how horrible those times were. At some parts, I admit, I just wanted to sob. Because it happened! America was like this in the 1960's! This movie is very emotional and sad, but we could all learn more about the past.

Clifton Powell had me believing that he was Martin Luther King Jr. All of the actors were wonderful and fit their parts well. Selma, Lord, Selma is very underrated by Disney Channel. It brought so many emotions and feelings to me, which rarely happens when I watch movies(especially Disney Channel original movies). So, don't think this movie is like Disney Channel's shows. This movie is for mature audiences, due to mature themes,and some violence. I give Selma, Lord, Selma 10/10 stars. Happy Martin Luther King day!


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