Oprah is headed back to the silver screen to portray civil rights protester Annie Lee Cooper, an elderly woman who tried to vote and a sheriff denied her. Brad Pitt is producing the film that is a biopic on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. named Selma along with Oprah.
On this day in 1929, Michael Luther King Jr. was born. His name was later changed to Martin because his father, Michael Sr. changed his name to Martin after the reformer Martin Luther. The name change took place for both Sr. and Jr. in 1934 when Dr. King was 5 years old.