Oprah Winfrey Joins 'Selma' Cast in Alabama March
Winfrey shouted "Selma!" to the crowd at the event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s accomplishments.
Oprah Winfrey joined Selma director Ava DuVernay and co-stars David Oyelowo and Common on Sunday in a march in Selma, Ala.
Winfrey — who co-stars in and produced the film — screamed, "Selma!" to the crowd, which the event's attendees shouted back, according to a WSFA reporter.
The event was organized to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil rights efforts and mirrored the narrative of the Oscar-nominated film, which focused on the backstory of the 1965 voting-rights march from Selma to Montgomery.
Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell, Alabama's only black Congress member, was slated to lead a panel discussion at Selma High School as part of the all-day event.
In addition, Paramount is holding two free screenings of the film Monday in Selma to celebrate Martin Luther King Day.
A photo from the event can be seen below.
Oprah greeted the crowd as only she can, screaming SELMA!!!! Which of course the crowd responded back! pic.twitter.com/X8tXv8zm0u— Hannah Lane (@HannahLaneWSFA) January 18, 2015