Selma- A Dream Come True

  • Simran Srivastava
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  • Simran Srivastava

    Student at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, India

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This article deals with the analysis of the movie, “Selma” which is a historical drama based on the march from Selma to Montgomery led by Martin Luther King Jr, to claim the voting rights guaranteed to the Black African-American Community, which they had been devoid of. The article delves into how the movie, inspired by the ideas of Liberty and Equality, revolves around the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement particularly the Voting Rights. There have been many instances in the movie which describe the political ideology of Liberalism that inspired King to stand up for his community as they had been suppressed by the White Supremacy. Despite the declaration made in the American Constitution that “all men are equal”, King noticed the rampant segregation happening against the African-Americans which secluded them from not only taking up government posts but also keeping them aloof from the Democratic Voting Process. Outraged but filled with determination, King led the historic march that successfully outlawed segregation, won equality in Voting Rights for all Black American citizens, and finally became a landmark event in American Civil Rights Movement. Thus, the article takes into consideration all these ideologies while reviewing the movie, “Selma” and links it with the political movies made by Martin Luther King Jr, in getting the Voting Rights Act of 1965 successfully passed.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 2288 - 2293


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