Throwback Thursday-Selma, Syracuse & Civil Rights

Diane Nash and George Kilpatrick

Talk-show host George Kilpatrick interviewed Diane Nash at last year’s Cold Case Justice Initiative. Nash is portrayed in the new film by actor Tessa Thompson.

The film “Selma” came out last week (in select cities) and several of the key Civil Right’s leaders active during that march have appeared in Syracuse over the past few years.  The roles of Dr. Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta are played brilliantly by David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo, but we were also impressed by the supporting cast.

Rev. C.T. Vivian

Rev. C.T. Vivian was played in the film by actor Corey Reynolds.

Andrew Young

In the film Selma, former ambassador Andrew Young was played by Andre’ Holland.  Young spoke at an event at Syracuse University in 2012.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.