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‘Selma’ Stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo March In Selma, Ala. To Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

ByConviron Altatis
Jan 20, 2015 02:53 AM EST

"Selma" stars Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo and Common recently joined the film's director Ava DuVernay and the producers for a massive march with local residents in Selma, Ala. to honor Martin Luther King, Jr., The Wrap reported.

Before the march, the cast and crew of "Selma" was at Selma High School for a question-and-answer conference.

DuVernay took to Twitter to express how she felt about attending the event with her family. She tweeted, "Such a joy, a privilege, an honor to be in the city of Selma today with my parents, my siblings and my #SelmaFilm family. Onward!"

Selma's local television station WSFA also tweeted a photo, showing the city officials, along with Winfrey, Common and John Legend, during the gathering .

Neither Oyelowo, who plays King in "Selma," nor DuVernay received nominations for the 2015 Academy Awards, although both are 2015 Golden Globe nominees.

After the march, the cast and crew of "Selma" attended a concert at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Also at the concert were U.S. Representative Terri Sewell and Selma Mayor George Evans.

The concert kicked off with the Golden Globes' Best Original song "Glory," written and performed by Common and Legend for the Selma" soundtrack. The song is also nominated for an Oscar in the same category.

Seated beside Sewell and Evans, Winfrey was seen wiping away tears during the concert. To end the night, Oyelowo appeared on stage with a prayer to pay tribute to the heroism of the people involved in the Civil Rights movement. 

"Incredible things happened here," said Oyelowo who also urged the young people in the audience to continue the fight for equality, AL reported.

Written by Paul Webb, "Selma" also stars Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Giovanni Ribisi, Haviland Stillwell, Andre Hollan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Omar J. Dorsey, Dylan Baker and E. Roger Mitchell, among others.

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