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Selma



  • From Selma to Black Power

    by Benjamin Hedin

    Only a few miles away from where the legendary march began, a new phase of civil-rights activism gathered momentum.



  • “The American Promise” — LBJ’s Finest Hour

    by Gary May

    It is unusual when a presidential address stands the test of time. Lyndon Johnson’s “The American Promise” belongs in that special group of historic speeches. It still speaks to an America torn by racial discord and a challenge to the right to vote for all.



  • The Riot That Sparked the Selma March

    by Gary May

    The racist violence in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago lives in history as ‘‘Bloody Sunday,’’ but do not forget the February night of vigilantism in Marion that inspired the Selma March.



  • How the Martin Luther King estate controls the national hero’s image

    Selma director Ava DuVernay may well have taken more license than artistically necessary in the confrontational scenes between Martin Luther King Jr. and President Johnson. But inaccuracies in other significant parts of the film were forced upon DuVernay by copyright law.