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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 »

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... Jonathan Daniels
... Sheyann Webb (as Jurnee Smollett)
... Martin Luther King, Jr.
... Betty Webb
Yolanda King ... Miss Bright
... Amelia Boynton
... John Webb
... Sheriff Pots
... Alice West
Von Coulter ... Tom West
Laura-Shay Griffin ... Sallie Parker
Danny Nelson ... Father Whitaker
... Willie (as Faruq Jenkins)
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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17 January 1999 (USA)  »

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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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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 »

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Jonathan Daniels: Does God wants us to be divided, Father?
Father Whitaker: Jonathan, that's a debate that's gone on for a long time.
Jonathan Daniels: Well, I don't think it's a debate in God's eyes.
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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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