Monday, March 9, 2015

Selma 50th Anniversary President Obama and the First Family Visit Selma

The First Family traveled to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery, and to celebrate the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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VOAVideo: Highlights From President Obama's Speech in Selma

Here are highlights from President Obama’s March 7 speech in Selma, Alabama, marking the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” - a peaceful voting rights march that ended with police beating and tear-gassing marchers. Watch the full speech

VOAVideo: US Reflects on Civil Rights

U.S. President Barack Obama and former president George W. Bush participated Saturday in the 50th anniversary observance of the beating of peaceful civil rights demonstrators by police in Selma, Alabama. The incident came to be known as "Bloody Sunday." The anniversary served as an opportunity to reflect on a half-century of civil rights progress. As VOA's Marcus Harton reports, it was also an occasion to take stock of inequality that continues to exist.

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