Historian Peniel Joseph says criticism of the film Selma as historically inaccurate is misguided, and that the movie correctly portrays African-Americans as the drivers of the civil rights movement. Kelvin Ma/Peniel Joseph hide caption

toggle caption Kelvin Ma/Peniel Joseph

Luci Baines Johnson greets residents as she accompanies her mother, Lady Bird Johnson, to Savannah, Ga., on Oct. 8, 1964. AP hide caption

toggle caption AP

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor