John Legend & Common's Acceptance Speech Most Relevant Moment at 2015 Oscars

February 23, 2015 6:31 PM

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John Legend & Common's Acceptance Speech Most Relevant Moment at 2015 Oscars

After taking the best original song Oscar for their Selma song "Glory" at the 2015 Oscars, John Legend and Common took the opportunity to protest numerous problems in society that remain far from resolved 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march from Selma to Montgomery.

Common said the bridge Dr. King and his protestors marched across is no longer just a symbol for Civil Rights -- it's a symbol for discrimination based on "race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and social status. This is for the kid from the South Side of Chicago to those in France standing up ...

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