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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Despite embellishments, stunning 'Selma' presents insightful honesty

    Despite embellishments, stunning 'Selma' presents insightful honesty
    Since films based on fact are controversial, perhaps we should stop making them. "Selma," an ambitious, deeply moving drama about the 1960s civil rights movement, has triggered a noisy quarrel, just as pseudo-true-story Oscar contenders "Zero Dark Thirty'...
  • Truth takes a back seat in another historical movie

    WASHINGTON -- As the uproar died down over the Hollywood comedy that depicted the fictitious assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, another movie came under fire for taking liberties with the truth. The film in question, "Selma," seemed to...
  • Library spotlights Hanukkah traditions

    W.T. Bland Public Library will present "Celebrate Hanukkah" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to share the reason for this festive Jewish holiday. Rabbi Geoff Solomon of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora will talk about Hanukkah and its customs....
  • 'Selma' to open Palm Springs Film Festival, 'Boychoir' to close

    Ava DuVernay's civil rights drama "Selma" will open the 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival, which is set for Jan. 2-12, organizers announced Tuesday. Starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., "Selma" chronicles the three months in...
  • The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965

    The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965
    Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...
  • In 'Selma,' David Oyelowo digs deep to play Martin Luther King Jr.

    In 'Selma,' David Oyelowo digs deep to play Martin Luther King Jr.
    Shortly before the actor David Oyelowo began shooting the part of Martin Luther King Jr. in the new historical drama "Selma," he set out on a video-hunting mission. Oyelowo was searching for something that would help him get under the skin of his...
  • Give noncitizens the right to vote? It's only fair

    The contemporary immigrant rights movement has commanded attention through civil disobedience, student walkouts and intensive lobbying. But there's another tactic — increasing immigrant clout by allowing all noncitizens to vote — that also...
  • Rookery benefit set for nature center

    Watch birds return to their night rookery at Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis. During the winter months large numbers of double-crested cormorants and anhingas fly in over the lake and settle in bald cypress trees. Wood ducks, egrets, great blue herons...
  • 'Selma': As relevant today as in 1965

    'Selma': As relevant today as in 1965
    It is no crushing insult to Ava DuVernay's "Selma" that experts dispute its accuracy. In today's movie culture, accuracy only matters when the movie is worth arguing about. Guardians of President Lyndon B. Johnson's memory are upset that he is portrayed...
  • Bob Ray Sanders: Can't wait for 'Selma,' a film on true-life drama

    The film that's been talked about the most among Americans during the last couple of weeks is not the one I most want to see right now. In fact, I have no intention at all of buying a ticket, paying an online fee or purchasing outright the movie, "The...
  • 'Selma' and why, half a century later, we're still struggling with the 1960s

    'Selma' and why, half a century later, we're still struggling with the 1960s
    The powerful film “Selma” is stirring audiences across the country with its compelling portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. and the heroism of ordinary African Americans as they demanded the right to vote a half century ago. But the movie...