Selma: The Movie And What Really Happened

By Brian Truitt, USA TODAY


Back row: Tessa Thompson, left, as Diane Nash, Omar Dorsey as James Orange, Colman Domingo as Ralph Abernathy, David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr., André Holland as Andrew Young, Corey Reynolds as Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Lorraine Toussaint as Amelia Boynton in a scene from the motion picture "Selma."
(Photo: Atsushi Nishijima, Paramount Pictures)

If you watch the film Selma as a way of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march for voting rights in Selma, AL, you may be interested to know where historians and Hollywood differ:

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