SelmaDVD - 2015
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Ava DuVernay’s moving drama, Selma, tells the story of the events leading to the Selma to Montgomery march and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 signed into law by President Johnson. David Oyelowo’s portrayal of Martin Luther King is outstanding and nuanced. He’s got King down from his... Read More »
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CORRETTA: "I've gotten used to a lot. All the hours wondering after your safety, worried about how you are. This house. Renting here. No foundation. Without the things the children should have, all because of how it would look. I have gotten used to it, for better or worse. But what I have never gotten used to is the death. The constant closeness of death. It's become like a thick fog to me. I can't see life sometimes because of the fog of death constantly hanging over. People actually say that they will stop the blood running through the hearts of our children. That's what they said on the other end of that phone line. How they're going to kill my children. And what they'll do to you and how they'll do it. How many years have I had to listen to this? The filth, deranged and twisted and just ignorant enough to be serious."
King: Who murdered Jimmie Lee Jackson? Every white lawman who abuses the law to terrorize. Every white politician who feeds on prejudice and hatred. Every white preacher who preaches the bible and stays silent before his white congregation. Who murdered Jimmie Lee Jackson? Every Negro man and woman who stands by without joining this fight as their brothers and sisters are brutalized, humiliated, and ripped from this Earth.
Johnson: There is no Negro problem. There is no Southern problem. There is no Northern problem. There is only an American problem.
Johnson: You’ve (MLK) got 1 big issue (Voting Rights)… I got 101.
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