Today, inwe see this racism and its impacts across the country, from the struggles for justice against police violence to attacks on voting rights of people of color.
And he — this got locked in his spirit. But it was a turning point. Fannie Lou Hamer, a black sharecropper from Ruleville, Mississippi, who tried to register to vote and was beaten.
People cheer for LBJ in the film. Where she faced a trap, the words she wrote are genuine art. Ideas and movements have consequences, future resonances.
There were bombings, shootings on campuses, assassinations of public leaders, including, of course of Martin Luther King, one year after he linked poverty, the Vietnam War and racism in a famous speech at Riverside Church. It can never be saved so long as it destroys the deepest hopes of men the world over.
They denounced King without reading the speech: The center will not hold. So I went over there early to tie it up in case there would be a march. I mean, the very fact that these citizens had to walk and march twice unprotected, unassisted, to face state troopers with no federal aid — that was a big point of contention.
This is why Selma brought tears to my eyes. And she says rightly as I will explain below how one might see LBJ largely as a villain there is a lot of material… and how she intentionally did not.
But the morals and politics of the film go deeper. But only the third succeeds in getting to Montgomery.
The level of separation, isolation, segregation is, however, dangerous. But the bottom line is this is what we show in the film. A few years ago there was a shining moment in that struggle. He needed Martin Luther King to help him do that. Made by African-American woman director, Ava DuVernay, the film is a mix of the historical, political and the personal.
I mean, those are two major pieces of this puzzle in a project that had been dormant, that he revived so that he could play this part that he knew was his — was meant to be his. The movie "Selma" offers United Methodists a chance to reflect on what the church can learn from its own history and the movie about the Civil Rights march.
These brief reflections are not intended as a review of the film. Selma has been enthusiastically reviewed and deserves high praise, for its acting, directing, script.
The movie “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay, is a subtle, restrained account of a period of the most extreme American violence against black people, focused on the leadership and struggles of Martin and Coretta King as well as the many who joined them in Selma and around the country.
Jan 26, · Reflections On Selma. As someone who's professional and personal life involves many areas of seeking justice and equality, I have often been moved by.
On March 7,a group of more than six hundred non-violent protestors from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the community attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge on a march from Selma to Montgomery.
Selma, an epic and compelling contemporary take on Civil Rights history, arrives in movie theaters at the perfect time to chastise a nation which once again, or perhaps, as usual, is in the grip of racist tension.
(It is showing on the large screen at BAM’s The Harvey through January 16). Made by.Selma reflection