Top 5 classic films and TV shows to watch on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“Selma, Lord, Selma” cast (Photo Credit: Walt Disney Television)

Set in 1960s Alabama, the 1999 drama, “Selma, Lord, Selma,” is told from the perspective of Sheyann Webb, 11 (played by Jurnee Smollett), who hears Martin Luther King Jr (Clifton Powell) speak at her church in Selma which leads her to join the civil rights movement upon being stirred by one of King’s speeches. The film is based on the book, Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days by Webb and West.

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