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bossip.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
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R.I.P. Civil Rights Activist And ‘Bloody Sunday’ Survivor Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies At 104
Amelia Boynton Robinson Dead At 104 An iconic woman who survived “Bloody Sunday” and lived to mark the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma has died. Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson passed away this week after suffering multiple stroke ...
theybf.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
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STILL OVERCOMING: The Obamas & More Commemorate The 50th Anniversary Of
President Obama and the First Family arrived into Selma, Alabama yesterday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the day where civil rights activists, who were everyday citizens, braved the KKK and police forces in one of their first civil ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
CBS News' Bill Plante Returns To Selma 50 Years After Covering Civil Rights Marches
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after covering the civil rights marches in Selma for CBS News, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante is returning to Alabama for this weekend's commemorations still working for the same news organization. ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
The Time for Voter Rights Is Now
On Thursday, I sat with other civil rights and religious leaders from around the country as we met with President Obama and several Cabinet members. The President discussed his pending trip to Selma, Alabama where he will address the nation on the 50th ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
Why George W. Bush Should Not March in Selma
On March 7, many in the United States will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma for voting rights. President Obama, Congressman John Lewis, and 95 members of Congress will join community and faith leaders and ordinary citizens to march ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
Cinema's Lessons on Race: Beyond Black or White
Image Credit: Relativity Media I've been waiting a lifetime for a film like Black or White. Growing up biracial in the mid-70s and late 80's, I wondered when I would get to see myself up there on the big screen too. Where were the blended in ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
Making Sense of Selma
This year the Oscar nominees were announced on January 15, which happens to be the actual birth date of Martin Luther King Jr., so what could be more appropriate than a Best Picture nod for Selma, the stirring civil rights drama that features him? The ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
My Dad Was in Selma: What Can His Grandchildren Learn From That?
My kindergartner is learning about Martin Luther King, Jr. this week. As the nation marks what would have been the civil rights leader's 86th birthday, my daughter is sharing new-to-her stories over supper: "He was a famous person and he put ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
MTV Takes A Bold And Powerful Approach To Discuss Race On MLK Day
On Monday, MTV will air twelve hours of programming in black and white -- and no, this is no accidental glitch. The television network will kick off a momentous campaign, identified as #TheTalk, to honor Dr. King’s legacy by using their massive ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
Selma's Missing Rabbi
Marching from Selma: John Lewis of SNCC, an unidentified nun, Rev. Ralph Abernathy; Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Bunche (former U.S. Ambassador to the UN), Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Ava DuVernay's film ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
Selma delivers. Yes, it does. From the opening scene involving four black girls in a church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, to the end after a successful third try of a historic civil rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, to ...
theybf.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
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President Obama Will HOST
The actors and director of the Civil Right Movement film SELMA were snubbed by the Oscars, but at least the The White House is paying attention. Find out about the POTUS hosting a White House screening inside and read statements from Spike Lee and Al ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
What Happened in Selma?
This is not a movie review, although I do discuss the movie Selma. It is also not just a discussion of history. When I ask, "What happened in Selma?," I am really asking what has happened since the events portrayed in the movie and what happened ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
I experienced many emotions watching the incredible motion picture, Selma, this past weekend. There was pride. There was pain for every blow and every death it took for our country to heed the call of the civil rights movement and grant Black Americans ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
In the first moments of Selma, I feel butterflies rise in my stomach as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) practices his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize speech while trying to tie his ascot. Butterflies rumble in my soul. I am almost fearful as we step ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
The Modern-Day Message We Can All Take Away From 'Selma' (VIDEO)
In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led thousands of nonviolent crusaders on a 54-mile march from Selma, Ala., to the state capitol in Montgomery to draw attention to the equal voting rights campaign. It was a mighty journey, met with hatred and attacks ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
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Selma and Richard Valeriani: A Reporter's Story
Over the years I've developed a catchphrase for when I'm watching a movie and some poor heroic soul opens the door only to be met by a mob of shouting reporters and flashing cameras: "press as pack of jackals." So imagine my relief upon ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
Nine Reasons to go See Selma
This post also appears on www.reyes-chow.com. As we sat in the lounge of Selma's historic St. James Hotel, one by one onlookers came streaming in. Like any fan approaching larger than life figures in person, they were at first hesitant, not wanting ...
huffingtonpost.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
Selma
Ava DuVernay's Selma could be subtitled "behind the scenes of a hagiography." Apart from the stock footage of The famous march from Selma to Montgomery it's not cinema verite in the style of say The Battle of Algiers. Despite the graphic ...
collider.com posted a story for John Lewis · over a year ago ·
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SELMA Review
Selma is tragically timeless.  The Civil Rights Movement, and in particular, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, should be a completed accomplishment.  It should be something we look back on, shake our heads at the ...
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