The Modern-Day Message We Can All Take Away From 'Selma' (VIDEO)

January 6, 2015 3:54 PM

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In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led thousands of nonviolent crusaders on a 54-mile march from Selma, Ala., to the state capitol in Montgomery to draw attention to the equal voting rights campaign. It was a mighty journey, met with hatred and attacks ranging from police beatings to tear gas, but still they marched -- and the nation took notice, with President Lyndon B. Johnson signing into law the Voting Rights Act later that same year.

Today, half a century later, modern-day marches are making headlines and history of their own, including the protests in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting by a police officer. The cast of "Selma" has spoken out about the timeliness of the film given these tragedies and events --...

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