Cynthia Whitcomb wrote the screenplay for the ABC television movie "Selma, Lord, Selma." She was nominated for the Humanitas Prize for her work on the movie.
"Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil-Rights Days" was a 1999 television movie that first aired on ABC on January 17, 1999. It is a film about the Civil Rights movement, based on the events of "Bloody Sunday" in March 1965. The movie is from the perspective of an eleven year old girl. Cynthia Whitcomb wrote the screenplay, adapted from the book of the same name by Sheyann Webb, Rachel West and Frank Sikora.