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Selma, Lord, Selma Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jurnee Smollett, Mackenzie Astin, Clifton Powell

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This is based on a true story of two young girls' experience in Selma, Alabama. The story focuses on young black student, Cheyann Webb. She is very excited when Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to town. She is late to school because she goes to the church building where he is meeting and speaking. She is happy to get to meet him there. He even asks her to sing in a meeting later on.
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A white man from the north, studying to be a minister, joins Martin Luther King, Jr.'s cause and becomes involved in peaceful marches, protests, and other things.

Cheyann goes along on some of the marches, too.

The march over the bridge--resulting in the nickname "Bloody Sunday"--is very sad, though nothing graphic is shown.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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