PHOTO Fab: Oprah Hosts 'Selma' Brunch to Celebrate Civil Rights Legends

Ahead of the premiere of Ava Duvernay's MLK biopic, Selma, Oprah Winfrey hosted "Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way," a star-studded brunch bringing together today's celebrities and Civil Rights icons, including ambassador Andrew Young, Diane Nash, Juanita Jones Abernathy, Joseph Lowery, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Marian Wright Edelman and Rev. C.T. Vivian, Congressman John Lewis, Julian Bond, Sidney Poitier, Quincy Jones, Dick Gregory, and Berry Gordy.

Jolie A. Doggett Dec, 08, 2014

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Ahead of the premiere of Ava Duvernay's MLK biopic, Selma, Oprah Winfrey hosted "Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way," a star-studded brunch bringing together today's celebrities and Civil Rights icons, including ambassador Andrew Young, Diane Nash, Juanita Jones Abernathy, Joseph Lowery, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Marian Wright Edelman and Rev. C.T. Vivian, Congressman John Lewis, Julian Bond, Sidney Poitier, Quincy Jones, Dick Gregory, and Berry Gordy.

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Honored Civil Rights legend Diane Nash (left) with Selma cast member Tessa Thompson (right) who plays Diane Nash in the film, at Oprah Winfrey’s “Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way” gala celebration on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA. 

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Selma cast members Niecy Nash (left) who plays Richie Jean Jackson and Tessa Thompson (right) who plays Diane Nash at Oprah Winfrey’s “Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way” gospel brunch on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Winfrey’s home in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Selma star David Oyelowo (left) who portrays Martin Luther King, Jr. in the biopic, with the film’s acclaimed director Ava DuVernay (right) at Oprah Winfrey’s “Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way” gospel brunch on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Winfrey’s home in Santa Barbara, CA. 

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Rev. Bernice King (left) leading prayer with Oprah Winfrey (right) at Winfrey’s “Celebrating Selma & The Legends Who Paved The Way” gospel brunch on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Winfrey’s home in Santa Barbara, CA.

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Roland S. Martin: "Two bad sistas! My boo @donnabrazile & @SalemFilm director @Avaetc Duvernay at @oprah's #Salem50 Legends Gospel Brunch."

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Roland S. Martin: "Civil rights legend Myrlie Evers-Williams @RodneyPeete9 and @hollyrpeete at @oprah's #Salem50 Legends Gala. I love Myrlie!"

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Roland S. Martin: "A fun selfie with George Lucas, his wife, @arielfunds president Mellody Hobson at @oprah's #Salem50 Legends Gala"

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Roland S. Martin: "Fellow @scandalABC #Gladiators & @kerrywashington! Finally got to meet @shondarhimes at @oprah's #Salem50 Legends gospel brunch!"

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My mother, Oprah and me. #TheLegendsGospelBrunch

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AJ Calloway: "This crew right here... Hilarious!"

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AJ Calloway: "You think nothing could get better at Oprah's Legends Weekend then you get get asked to recite The Lord's Prayer at the gospel brunch and after that this photo happens!! I'm still in disbelief! I'm flanked by legends Phylicia Rashad, Bill Withers and Angela Bassett and scene! #TheLegendsWhoPavedTheWay"