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Selma star on hearing the word of God

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 - 05:15 am

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. 

In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

This Friday (6th February) the epic film Selma opens in cinemas. David Oyelowo is a British actor who played Martin Luther King and he's a devout Christian. John and Esther caught up with him for the Inspirational Breakfast show. They began by asking him if it's true that he audibly heard the voice God, who told him that he'd play the role of Martin Luther King in the film, years before he ever saw the script?

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