Of course Mary J. Blige’s acting was sub par, but I think the pace of the film moved too slow, I wasn’t crazy about the people chosen to play certain roles, and I didn’t like the ending. However, I do appreciate Ruby Dee’s real life commentary within the film and I am happy that this film was made because it’s one of many very important stories to be told in American history.
It also sparked conversation between me and my 10-year-old daughter. Senia had no idea that Malcolm X was killed by a Black man. It’s funny how kids look at things. She assumed it was a White man who killed him because why in the world would his own people kill him?!
That’s a deep thought…and we’re still killing each other. I also learned that I don’t know enough about Medgar Evers so after I write this I am going to GOOGLE him!