I watched the movie Selma last night. I found it very sad, powerful, and informative. As a white person, I think everyone would benefit by seeing this. I learned about the power and the need for non-violent actions and the sacrifices protesters (including Martin Luther King, Jr.) made, and still make today.
Here is info from wikipedia about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that was passed due the march from Selma to Montgomery, what this movie is about.
Here is my previous post about voting rights being taken away currently in the U.S.: Alabama restricting non-white registered voters. This shows we still have work to do regarding voting rights.
Here is more information online:
The Almost Forgotten Selma March from www.thedailybeast.com
More coming soon:
I am going to do some more research to
learn more about what might have expired in
2013...mentioned at the end of the movie. This might be it: Shelby County v. Holder
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