Oscar winners John Legend and Common explain moving speech

February 23, 2015 8:16 AM

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Oscar winners John Legend and Common explain moving speech

As much of a high note as John Legend and Common hit during a performance of their Oscar-winning song, “Glory,” at the Academy Awards which left many in the audience in tears, the music superstars say they’re hoping that the viewing public was focused on their words.

In accepting the best original song statuette for their song from the Martin Luther King biopic, “Selma,” the duo provided one of the most dramatic moments during Sunday night’s telecast, using their acceptance speech to shine a spotlight on the U.S. prison system – heady material for an awards show...

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