Black History Month is a good time to revisit the work of Dr. Martin Luther King. And few films paint as visceral a historical image as Selma does.
“Tell the judge that I love my wife.”
In 1781, a British slave trading ship ran low on drinkable water after the crew made navigational errors. In an effort to cash in on the insurance that was on the slaves’ lives as cargo, they drowned 133 slaves by throwing them overboard. This would be the source of a legal dispute that would go all the way up to the Lord Chief Justice of England, William Murray. A man who also happened to be raising a biracial great-niece.