No, I have not seen #Selma yet. Am I going to see the movie? I haven't decided. As someone who lived through those dark difficult days I'm not anxious to relive them. Yes, I know it's fiction based on factual history, but I don't know If I can relive the horror, the fear, the terrorism, the injustice, and the brutality all over again. It's just to painful, and I don't want to be bitter, for lack of a better word.
Evidently some (not to be confused with all) white Alabamians are finding the movie hard to watch too. Poor George Wallace Jr., and Cecil Williamson, Selma City Council Vice-President are in a state of denial and can't separate fact from fiction. According them the movie is full of inaccuracies and Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt needlessly changed history in order to tell what was an already compelling story in "Selma."
What inaccuracies are they talking about? They are the ones, enabled by the white male dominated media, trying to rewrite history.
Here is a reminder of the shock and shame of Alabama history for those who were there, and a lesson for those who weren't there. Watch, read, listen, and learn.
"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it" Edmund Burke