The critically-acclaimed film Selma is now playing in theaters nationwide and Hollywood is all abuzz regarding the quality of directorship Ava DuVernay turned in on the film and the manner in which actor David Oyelowo totally transforms himself in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

However, one of the most pivotal roles in the entire offering is that of Annie Lee Cooper played by Oprah Winfrey. EURweb was at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in  New York City for the Selma press conference.

Below, Winfrey talks the significance of Ms. Cooper: