'Selma' a nod to the past and the present

December 26, 2014 12:21 PM

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The day the Ferguson grand jury's decision was announced, actor David Oyelowo was in Atlanta to discuss his portrayal of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in "Selma." In a matter of hours, the St. Louis suburb would be rocked by protests and a spasm of violence that gave way to more peaceful demonstrations around the country following the decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

"Selma," filmed largely in metro Atlanta with key scenes shot in the Alabama town made infamous when hundreds of peaceful civil rights marchers bound for Montgomery were attacked by state and local police officers in 1965, opened on Christmas Day in New York, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles and At...

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