SELMA FEATURETTE - Lyndon Baines Johnson

Download or stream SELMA FEATURETTE - Lyndon Baines Johnson

SELMA FEATURETTE - Lyndon Baines Johnson

Download or stream the Selma featurette on Lyndon Baines Johnson.  Film co-star Tom Wilkinson, who portrays President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the feature film SELMA, talks about Johnson and his conflicts and triumphs that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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In spring of 1965, a series of dramatic events changed the course of America and the modern concept of civil rights forever -- as courageous marchers, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., attempted three times to carry out a peaceful procession from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama on a quest for the basic human right to vote.   The shocking confrontations, the triumphant final march and the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that followed are now an indelible part of history.  But the vitally relevant, vitally human story of Selma – from the political battles in the halls of power to the grit and faith of people on the street to the private, inner struggles Dr. King faced – has never been seen on the movie screen.

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