SELMA, a 2014 historical drama directed by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. — but doesn't ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied.
Jan. 27—marks five years since the death of the great historian and activist Howard Zinn. Not a day goes by that I don’t wonder what Howard would say about something—the growth of the climate justice movement, #BlackLivesMatter, the new Selma film, the killings at the Charlie Hebdo offices. No doubt, he would be encouraged by how many educators are engaging students in thinking critically about these and other issues.
12 de febrero: Selma (2014) de Ava DuVernay. Mitad de la década de los sesenta y el estado sureño de Alabama se libra el principal frente de lucha por los derechos civiles de los afroamericanos. Digna crónica de la histórica marcha la cual no estuvo exenta de abuso de autoridad, violencia y odio racial. David Oyelowo aprovecha en irradiar todo el carisma de la personalidad histórica a la que encarna.
Rapper Common, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and poet from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 1990s, His soundtrack in Selma film with John Legend is memorable. He will guest star on Empire TV series for Season 2.