“Selma” triumphs despite errors

By: Taylor Fulkerson ~Managing Editor~ The Newswire reviewed one of the best films covering the Civil Rights era in the last decade on Jan. 9: “Selma.” “Selma” depicts the march from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery, Ala., that helped make the Voting Rights Act of 1965 a reality, the same voting rights legislation that was partially repealed in 2013 to the dismay of many. The film begins with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receiving his Nobel Peace Prize and immediately cuts to the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, showing the violence King was facing, even as he received accolades. The film follows him and other figures from the leadership of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee … Continue reading “Selma” triumphs despite errors