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John Legend and Common Participate in Martin Luther King Day March in Selma


ARTium/Def JamJohn Legend and Common joined Selma director Ava DuVernay, producer and star Oprah Winfrey, and lead actor David Oyelowo in commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Selma, Alabama, Sunday.

They took part in a march to Edmund Pettus Bridge, honoring the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march in 1965 depicted in the film. Legend and Common performed their Oscar-nominated song, “Glory,” at the bridge.

Legend said he was “humbled” to participate in Sunday’s event. He commented, “I studied the civil rights movement growing up and I was always inspired by Dr. King and all those that worked with him.”

He said that Selma is more than just a film to him. He described it as an “important chronicling of such an important movement for America.”

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