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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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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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: The only ugliness in this world is man's creation, not God's.
Sheyann Webb: God doesn't put anybody down. Just people do.
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I Give it Award for best real historical event Re-Inactment in a movie
13 May 2003 | by rustiesSee all my reviews

That's right. The Scene of Bloody Sunday happend just like that and it was a horrible sight to even think people in the past did such a thing, but it still happend and this movie shows the brutal reality. 5.3 out of 10 is not enough of this movie. See for yourself and the brutal reality of bloody sunday.


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