Starring: David Oyelowo
Selma is a movie that takes place after the black man was granted desegregation. Which meant they could go to the same schools as the white kids and use the same bathrooms and stay at the same hotels. It's hard to believe that at the beginning of the 1960's black men and woman and children couldn't even sit at a lunch counter with white people in the southern states where segregation was legal. Separate but equal they called it.
By 1965 the civil rights movement moved to Selma Alabama in a March for voting rights. Again it's hard to believe just 50 years ago black people couldn't vote in some southern states. But here we are in 2016 and the president of the United States is a black man. Granted I would have preferred if Allan Keyes a republican had become the first black president, but at least that momentous event happened. Even if the wrong man got there first.
You see Martin Luther King's dream was that someday his four little children could grow up in a nation where they would be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. I believe his dream has come true now 50 years later. This movie reminds us it wasn't easy to get there. It also reminds us Martin Luther King was a preacher and a Christian and the whole movement was a Christian movement. And many of the civil rights participants were white.
Because it's not about the color of your skin but the content of your character. Some of this movie has bad language and violence, though the violence seems necessary to tell the story but the taking of Gods name In vain and curse words were not necessary. But all things considered it's a quality movie that does a pretty good job of telling a historical story. Not 100% accurate at times, but close. It reminds us that freedom is not free and reminds me the civil rights movement isn't over as long as more babies are aborted every day black and white babies are killed every day in America with an injustice called abortion. The black man is a man grown up and in the womb. As for this movie I give it an 8 out of 10.