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Darryl Owens: Film 'Selma' parallels present racial tensions

Marchers carrying banner lead way as 15,000 parade in Harlem. Photo: LBJ Presidential Library

The marches from Selma, Alabama to that state’s capitol by voting rights activists were key events in the passing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The movie ‘Selma’ chronicles those historic marches that were led by James Bevel, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders.

Orlando Sentinel columnist Darryl Owens spoke with 90.7’s Matthew Peddie about what movie-goers should take away from the film – and how the movie could rekindle racial harmony in a time of racial tension.

Hear commentary from Darryl Owens on 90.7 News every other Thursday at 7:44am.