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Selma Cast Will March in Alabama to Celebrate MLK Day

attends the "Selma" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 14, 2014 in New York City.
Rob Kim—Getty Images From left: Oprah, David Oyelowo, and Ava DuVernay, attend the "Selma" New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on Dec. 14, 2014 in New York City.

Director Ava DuVernay and stars Oprah Winfrey and David Oyelowo will be there too

Oprah Winfrey, who produced and appears in the Oscar-nominated movie Selma, will march in Selma, Alabama on Sunday with members of the film’s cast and crew to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo will also be marching in the event to celebrate Dr. King’s contributions, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is about Dr. King and the voting rights protests of 1965 in Selma. Monday is MLK Day, a national holiday celebrating Dr. King’s birthday and his leadership in the civil rights movement.

Paramount is offering free screenings of Selma for students in 24 American cities on Monday, thanks to contributions by prominent African-American business leaders.

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