Had I been an American watching this I would have been proud, happy that my nation had stepped away from the precipice of being a truly awful racist nation for all of time. As American’s you must look back to Malcolm X and Martin Luther King and other civil rights movement activists as a source of knowing “If I stand up, I will win” Look back to the days told in ‘Selma’ who really thought at the start the black people would win what they have, the POTUS your country is standing of proof Martin Luther King’s work and all who came before and after him. The work is not done, major racism issues still need fixed, why do you think Common sang the words “We walked through Ferguson with our hands up” Because today there are still issues, there are still racists
Dr King, said this day before he was killed
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!
Martin Luther King Jr. – I’ve Been to the Mountaintop (Last Speech; Assassinated Next Day)
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And how he was right! The promised land for many did in-fact become real, sadly in 2015 there is too much ill feelings towards the blacks in the USA and this upsets me. From the outside looking in by killing Dr King a Generation of hate was born. The story of ‘Selma’ won one Oscar for ‘Glory’ a song by Common and John Legend. In truth the part played by King from David Oyelowo was unreal. David is English born through Kenyan parents. His presence on the big screen should not be overlooked, he told the story with his heart. When ‘Glory’ was sung at the Oscar’s he cried, he cried hard.
Selma Official Trailer
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Common & John Legend Powerful Academy Awards (The Oscars 2015) Speech Transcript
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If you are looking to watch a movie watch ‘Selma’ It made me proud to be HUMAN never mind Scottish or black or white. It just made me smile. King knew he would not see the promised land but God told him the promised land of fairness will be in part met. America you are a young nation, I have said this many times. 50 years ago this story was set, 50 years ago Europe and Scotland where I am had seen all this before and dealt through it. You have way to go America but I believe in the love of you all America.
Stand up, put your hands up! Don’t allow your police to own you.
Common, John Legend – Glory
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