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city (1990 pop. 23,755), seat of Dallas co., S central Ala., on the Alabama River, in a fertile farm area; inc. 1820. Machinery, paper products, construction materials, transportation equipment, furniture, textiles, apparel, dairy products, and lumber are among its manufactures. A Confederate arsenal and supply point, Selma was ravaged in 1865; however, a number of antebellum houses remain—notably Sturdivant Hall (1853). Sen. William Rufus KingKing, William Rufus Devane,
1786–1853, U.S. Senator from Alabama (1819–44, 1848–52), b. Sampson co., N.C. A Democratic Congressman from North Carolina (1811–16), he settled (1818) in Alabama and became one of its first Senators.
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, who named the town, lived and is buried there. A historical museum and a zoo are in Selma, and it is the seat of Selma Univ. and Concordia College. Nearby is the site of Cahaba, capital of Alabama from 1819 to 1826. In 1965, Selma was the center of a black voter registration drive led by Martin Luther KingKing, Martin Luther, Jr.,
1929–68, American clergyman and civil-rights leader, b. Atlanta, Ga., grad. Morehouse College (B.A., 1948), Crozer Theological Seminary (B.D., 1951), Boston Univ. (Ph.D., 1955).
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The archbishop complained that Ouellet "abetted and encouraged" the Selma protest.
People from all over the country, including hundreds of whites, poured into Selma to take part.
Selma skilfully ebbs and flows between events in Alabama and Washington, relentlessly cranking up the tension between figures on both sides of the debate.
Released here on Friday, it centres around Bloody Sunday and two other marches, organised around Amelia's kitchen table in Selma.
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It was harder for DuVernay to convince Winfrey to take on the small but crucial onscreen role of Annie Lee Cooper, a civil rights activist who famously clocked Selma Sheriff Jim Clark in the jaw.
Working on Selma gave Domingo a chance to view some civil rights giants, including Diane Nash and Ralph Abernathy, as human-sized.
Besides the tropes of sight and blindness, the other clear indicator of the film's Christian allegory lies in the film's characterization of Selma as a Christ-figure.
Rev Pearson, aged 82, and his wife Selma, 81, said: "It was amazing when we found out that we both live on the same road, have the same anniversary, the same name and are nearly the same age.
I felt I didn't belong here," says Selma, who was informed of her new role while attending General Synod in Winnipeg in 2007.
5 march began with a town hall meeting at a Selma church.
Selma, 36, stars with Molly Shannon in the new NBC comedy "Kath and Kim," set to premiere in the fall.