‘Selma’ a period piece that will resonate today

January 4, 2015 9:09 AM

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The new film's depiction of the fight for justice in the 1960s could provide useful useful tools against racism now.

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 demonstra...

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