The Inspiration Behind Common’s Song for Selma

January 13, 2015

Hip-hop artist and actor Common shares why director Ava DuVernay chose him for the role of James Bevel in the film Selma, and discusses the importance of creating a song to honor the heroes of that time, whose struggle and sacrifice inspired him from an early age to reach for his dreams.

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will be honoring the civil rights legends who paved the way as we approach the 50th anniversary of the historic Selma-to-Montgomery marches that changed the trajectory of America forever. Take a look.

Plus, two powerful minutes from Selma that you don’t want to miss.


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