Oprah Winfrey's New Film 'Selma' Screened by Ferguson Leaders
"Extra" caught up with Oprah Winfrey at the Legends Who Paved the Way event, where she discussed the timely arrival of the new film “Selma,” which highlights Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1965 civil rights peace march in Selma, Alabama.
In light of recent protests in Ferguson, MO and NYC, Oprah said "Selma,” which she produced with Brad Pitt, "is so timely. What's been really overwhelming to me is to see black people, white people all coming together for peaceful demonstrations. We actually sent a film to Ferguson, and they had some of the leaders of Ferguson watching the film."
As for attending Legends gala, Oprah said, "It's an important night for me because the legends, who were on that bridge, are here."