Movie Circle: Monday, May 23, 6:30 - 8:00 pm ET

May 23, 2022 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm ET

SELMA follows the three months between Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) accepting his Nobel Peace Prize in Dec. 1964 and the Selma-to-Montgomery march for voters' rights in March 1965. King and his cohorts in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference want President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) to pass legislation protecting the voting rights of African Americans in the South, but Johnson apprently has other pressing priorities and asks King to wait.   

But the SCLC -- with help from John Lewis (Stephan James) of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) -- eventually goes forward with the march, which was televised, showing the entire nation how cruel and bloodthirsty the Alabama State Troopers were when the group attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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