One Dream can change the World!
There is a saying: “If you don’t know your history, you are doomed to repeat it.” True?
In the wake of the recent protest and unrest in the U.S. regarding young black men being shot down by the police many say we have forgotten our history and that we are repeating it.
The movie Selma directed by Ava DuVernay is set in Selma, Alabama ground zero for the voting rights movement in the U.S. While famous names like, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson and Rep. John Lewis (no relation) are synonymous with the civil rights movement, this movie shows they were not the only ones who fought for justice.
A movement requires a lot more than a few people. A movement involves the masses, everyday people who come together to fight, march and stand for a common goal, in this case justice. Justice for African Americans who fought, help build and lived in this country who were denied the fundamental right to vote and to be heard by this country.
Sitting in the theatre I felt as if I had been catapulted back in time. Watching this epic movie I felt so surreal. It wasn’t a movie for entertainment or laughs it was to educate and to pay homage to the many many every day heroes who were willing to lay down their lives so that me and my children would be given the same rights as everyone else born in this country.
If you’ve ever felt slighted, passed over or just treated unfairly I encourage you to go and see Selma. See what so many people went through on a daily basis. See how everyday people like you and me saw and felt injustices but came together as one to overcome it not only for themselves but for future Americans as well. It’s a story we all can relate to. Remember, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere.”
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