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Sunday, March 08, 2015
President Obama's Selma 50 Speech
In case you didn't see it, and I didn't see yesterday's speech live since I was traveling back to Houston from Washington DC, here's President Obama's remarks about the anniversary of Bloody Sunday with the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the background.
We owe much to those Bloody Sunday marchers, including Congressman John Lewis. Because of that event, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed, and without the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Black political power it unleashed, we wouldn't have had President Obama standing there on this 50th anniversary of the event to give a speech about it.
Here's President Obama and the video of the speech.