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SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.  The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.  Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

The song has racked up a few nominations already.

  • Nominee – Golden Globe Awards – Best Original Song (John Legend, Common)
  • Nominee – Critics’ Choice Awards – Best Song (John Legend, Common)
  • Nominee – African-American Film Critics Association Awards – Best Music (John Legend, Common)

The film will be in theaters  nationally on January 9.