Eric Garner, Ferguson And ‘Selma’: The Cast Discuss Why The Movie Is So Timely

December 15, 2014 11:01 PM

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Eric Garner, Ferguson And ‘Selma’: The Cast Discuss Why The Movie Is So Timely

Though the historic struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are nearly 50 years behind us, the fight for racial equality is far from over, as recent events have highlighted. Widespread protests have been sparked by the recent grand jury decisions in the cases of both Eric Garner in New York City, who died after a cop held him in a chokehold, and Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

More recently, photographs of the marches that King led to push for the right to voter registration access for African-Americans — events that form the plot of the new MLK biopic “Selma” — have been compared side-by-side to photographs from protests in Ferguson. The verdict? Not so different, despit...

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