History Professor Criticizes 'Selma' for Errors

January 3, 2015 7:36 PM

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History Professor Criticizes 'Selma' for Errors

A history professor is suggesting that Selma's filmmakers played too fast and loose with the story's facts.

May, author of the 2013 book Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy, writes in his essay that director Ava DuVernay's "greatest failure" is "not fulfilling her stated purpose of highlighting Selma’s civil rights movement. Except for a few scenes, w...

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