Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

NY Daily News: Oprah Winfrey, ‘Selma’ filmmakers to march in Alabama town to mark Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Jan 16, 2015
In The News

The filmmakers of “Selma" will celebrate civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday by marching in his honor.

The creative team behind the drama, which received an Oscar nod for best picture but was snubbed in other major categories, will march in Selma, Ala., on Monday to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Director Ava DuVernay, stars David Oyelowo and Common, and producers Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will be among those participating in the march, the film’s studio Paramount Pictures announced Friday.

The event will be a homage to events depicted in the film, which chronicled King’s historic battle for voting rights, and how he and his team held a march in Selma to bring awareness to their cause.

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