1/12/24 O&A SONG OF THE DAY: John Legend and Common Perform Glory and the Documentary Selma – Montgomery March, 1965


The performance of Academy Award winner Glory performed by John Legend and rapper Common. Plus Selma – Montgomery March, 1965 a rare documentary on the historic march.  


Glory, the theme song from the 2014 film Selma, won the award for Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards (2015) and the 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015). The song was written by John Legend and Che Smith and performed by Legend and rapper Common. Common also co-starred as 1960s Civil Rights Movement leader James Bevel in Selma. 

Glory – Live at the 2015 Oscar Award


Selma – Montgomery March, 1965 is a powerful and recently rediscovered film made during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights. Stefan Sharff’s intimate documentary reflects his youthful work in the montage style under the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. The film features moving spirituals. Marchers include Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King. (NJ state film festival)

Selma – Montgomery March, 1965


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