The film “Selma” focuses on a the civil rights movement and the African American’s battle for equal rights while also following the journey of a powerful black man leading a group of people through social and political battle

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The film “Selma” focuses on a the civil rights movement and the African American’s battle for equal rights while also following the journey of a powerful black man leading a group of people through social and political battle. The theory of new historicism, which focuses on the historical circumstances of a literary work, can help viewers draw the parallel between Martin Luther King’s depiction in the film and the president during 2014, the time of the film’s release Barack Obama. Although the film is set in the year 1965, many similarities can be drawn to the current times with regards to the treatment of people of color and the power of social activism. 1964 Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King attended the ceremony in Oslo, Norway, where he accepts his novel peace prize during that moment four young girls are then shown walking down the inside steps of a church, talking. An bomb goes off, killing all four girls and leaving other people hurt
1964 Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King attended the ceremony in Oslo, Norway, where he accepts his novel peace prize during that moment four young girls are then shown walking down the inside steps of a church, talking. An bomb goes off, killing all four girls and leaving other people hurt