Civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman congratulates all the winners in the 86th edition of Academy Awards after results for Oscars 2014 were revealed Sunday, March 2.
“Congratulations to McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, and all the other winners on receiving an Academy Award, the most prestigious honor that the entertainment industry can bestow,” said Perecman.
He added: “I’d like to especially congratulate the team behind ’12 Years a Slave.’ Movies can make a difference. This year’s Best Film touched on African-American, slavery and civil rights themes, which allowed audiences to consider the complex question of racial equality, from both historical and current perspectives.”
A number of quality films depicting different perspectives on civil rights were also made in past years. USAToday (2.25.14) put together a list of “must-watch” films that depict the struggle for racial equality and address the issues of the civil rights movement. The films tackled issues including segregation and civil rights workers’ efforts in Mississippi from 1961 to 1964. The films on the list are presented in alphabetical order.
The Butler (2013)
Freedom on My Mind (1994)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Malcolm X (1992)
Mississippi Burning (1988)
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Remember the Titans (2000)
Talk to Me (2007)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
“All these films, plus ’12 Years a Slave,’ encourage conversations about the changing meanings of equality in America,” said Perecman.
The USA Today story cited is “ 10 must-watch films for perspective on civil rights.”
Individuals who believe they have been victims of a New York civil rights violation, including race discrimination can contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of civil rights violation cases in New York including discrimination based on race and religion. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
“Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”