By Vernalee
The movie, “Selma” is a must see! My emotions were definitely flying on a roller coaster ride as I watched the movie and witnessed the horrific and inhumane treatment of hatred, racism, and police brutality. There were moments that I actually teared up. I had flashbacks as I sat in the theater. I remembered Dr. King’s visits to Mississippi. I remembered the freedom riders (courageous Blacks and Whites) coming to Glen Allan, Mississippi; the Ku Klux Klan riding and burning crosses; our singing “We shall overcome,” and my Mother telling me that God uses people to bring his message! A Baptist pastor with a PhD known as Martin Luther King, Jr. definitely led his people as did Moses. He didn’t part the Red Sea, but he helped heal a nation of its bigotry. King, through his nonviolence stance and oratory skills helped people to visualize his Dream “when all – Black men and White men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing … Free at last, free at last, Thank God Almighty that we are free at last!” Love and prayer never grow old; it is needed today as much as it was needed during the 1965 march in Selma, Alabama! Happy Sunday. God bless!
Photo credit: Movie poster.