The two former label mates clinch the award for their stirring Human Rights song titled 'Glory'
Last night, Sunday February 22, 2015 at the Oscar Awards, rapper Common and soul singer John Legend took home the prestigious award for 'Best Original Song'.
Their song 'Glory' for the movie Selma starring David Oyelowo and directed by Ava DuVernay. The movie is about the chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
In his acceptance speech John Legend said "We say that Selma is now, because the struggle for justice is right now. “We know that the Voting Rights Act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised right now in this country today" he said.
"We know that right now, the struggle for freedom and justice is real. We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men under correctional control today then were under slavery in 1850. We are with you, we see you, we love you and march on,” he concluded.