Selma opens up old wounds while inspiring new generations

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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  • elogam  On January 13, 2015 at 12:53 am

    I have every intention of seeing this movie. I understand it it well done, and I will probably see it twice: once alone and once with my young sons. I really want them to see what REAL racism is, not the trumped up speciously-charged ‘racism’ that people like Eric Holder and Jackson and Sharpton see lurking around every corner. Just because someone black does not get a job, does not mean it is due to race. Just because a woman crosses the street when she approaches a group of young black men, does not mean she hates blacks. Once they see what REAL racism is, they will understand what I’m talking about when I say that racism DOES exist, but it’s not anywhere NEAR what it once was.

  • Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade  On January 14, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Reblogged this on BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!.

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