Sunday, March 8, 2015

President Obama Full Speech On The 50th Anniversary Of The Selma To Montgomery Marches.

Today President Barack Obama spoke in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" civil rights march. The president gave the address from the very bridge were peaceful protesters were brutally beaten by police officers when they dared to march in support of voting rights. The widely televised event shocked the conscience of the world and helped usher in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which forever changed the electorate in the South.

Here is President Obama addressing those in attendence...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FWD8KkNUs0&feature=youtu.be&t=2h12m17s
Click the image for the video

You can read the full transcript of the President's speech: HERE

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