The Accuracy of “Selma”

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Ava DuVernay’s Selma has come under fire from historians who say the film mischaracterizes Lyndon B. Johnson’s attitude towards the Voting Rights Act. We talk to an historian to sort out what’s historically accurate and what isn’t.

Credits

Guest:
Gary May - University of Delaware

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott