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Hollywood elite, civil rights icons attend VIP ‘Selma’ screening

Common, Oprah, David Oyelowo, Ava DuVernay

Common, Oprah, David Oyelowo, Ava DuVernay

A special screening was held Saturday night celebrating Selma and honoring the legends who paved the way. Special guests included Oprah Winfrey, director Ava DuVernay and Selma cast including David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Common, Giovanni Ribisi, Tessa Thompson, Niecy Nash, Lorraine Toussaint, Omar Dorsey, Andre Holland, Henry Sanders, Wendell Pierce, Jeremy Strong, Stephen Root, Corey Reynolds, Colman Domingo, Keith Stanfield, and Trai Byers along with Civil Rights Legends: Ambassador Andrew Young, Berry Gordy, Dr. C.T. Vivian, Diane Nash, Dick Gregory, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Congressman John Lewis, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Juanita Jones Abernathy, Julian Bond, Marian Wright Edelman, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Quincy Jones and Sidney Poitier.

Also in attendance were Martin Luther King III, Magic Johnson, Smokey Robinson, Babyface, Tyler Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, Stedman Graham, Gayle King, Portia de Rossi, Donna Brazile, Robin Roberts, Angela Bassett, Tracey Edmonds, Deion Sanders and Dr. Phil.

To see pictures from the screening, click the gallery below.