Disney presents a truly inspiring motion picture that accurately captures one of the most historically significant events in the struggle for civil rights. In 1965, during the turbulent early days of the right-to-vote movement, a young Alabama school girl (Jurnee Smollett -- Eve's Bayou, Jack) is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Clifton Powell -- Deep Rising, Why Do Fools Fall In Love) to resist the degradation that her fellow African Americans are suffering. Along with a white seminary student (Mackenzie Astin -- Iron Will) from the north, and against the ever-increasing threat of racial violence, she promises to do what she can to help Dr. King's efforts.
A powerful true story that will both uplift and entertain -- their perseverance and patience ultimately prevail, culminating in the famous civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery!
For more stories about the girls and women of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, visit our special feature on the Top Mighty Girl Books on Civil Rights History.