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‘Selma’ Star David Oyelowo, Oprah and Common to March in Selma

‘Selma’ Star David Oyelowo, Oprah and Common to March in Selma


Selma stars David Oyelowo and Common are set to retrace Martin Luther King, Jr.’s steps on Sunday by marching in Alabama to mark the civil rights icon’s birthday.

The revered activist led the voting rights protest from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965 and the historic event has been documented in new biopic Selma, with British actor Oyelowo portraying King.

The movie earned two Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Song on what would have been King’s 86th birthday on Thursday, and to highlight the occasion, the stars of the film are preparing to join forces with director Ava DuVernay and march this weekend.

The commemorative event will take place on the eve of America’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.

The day-long march will begin with a question and answer session with the cast and filmmakers for students and teachers of Selma High School. The talk will be moderated by Congresswoman Terri Sewell.

Mayor George Evans will then deliver a community address at Selma City Hall, followed by prayers at local churches, before the Selma stars march to Edmund Pettus Bridge.

The festivities will wrap up with a screening of the Oscar-nominated movie at the Selma Walton Theater, two days after President Barack Obama hosts the film’s stars at the White House for a similar screening on Friday.

Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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