Selma opens up old wounds while inspiring new generations


politics from the eyes of an ebony mom

Today I saw Selma. Some parts are hard to watch. The police brutality leaves you speechless, but you know that it happened and we need to be reminded. The movie does not seek to canonize Dr. King. We get an opportunity to see him as a man. A man who smoked, drank and slept with other women. No these dimensions of his personality might not have been pretty but that did not stop him from being the leader the movement needed. Too often people simply don’t remember that people died for the right to vote. Young, middle-aged and old people collectively pursued what seemed impossible, but their efforts and the signature of President Johnson made it happen. You will laugh, cry and you will be inspired.

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