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Obama, at Selma Memorial, Says, “We Know the March Is Not Yet Over”

posted on March 9, 2015

In The New York Times, Peter Baker and Richard Fausset report, “Fifty years after peaceful protesters trying to cross a bridge were beaten by police officers with billy clubs, shocking the nation and leading to passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, the nation’s first African-American president led a bipartisan, biracial testimonial to the pioneers whose courage helped pave the way for his own election to the highest office of the land.” Commemorating “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama, President Obama emphasized the progress the United States has made—and the work that still needs to be done—in the half-century since the famous march.

Read at The New York Times