How Oprah helped get the first-ever MLK film made

December 20, 2014 6:07 PM

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In the nearly 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, there has never been a theatrical movie with the civil rights leader as the main character.

That changes Christmas Day with “Selma,” the story of his 1965 marches from Selma, Ala., to the state’s capital, Montgomery. British actor David Oyelowo plays King.

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