John Legend and Common’s “Glory” from Selma just won an Oscar for Best Original Song. Legend and Common gave a wonderful, heartfelt, important speech.
“Selma is now,” Legend began. “The struggle for justice is now. The Voting Rights Act that they fought for fifty years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. Right now the struggle for justice is real. We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men under correctional control today than were under slavery in 1850. When people march with our song, we want to tell you: we see you, we are with you, we love you, and march on.”
Earlier they delivered an amazing performance of the song. Everyone was in tears.