Update: Full Selma Speech
The sun sets over the Edmund Pettus Bridge where preparations for the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march with a visit Saturday with President Barack Obama and the first family, Friday, March. 6, 2015, in Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” a civil rights march in which protesters were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by…Associated Press
The First Family is in Selma, Alabama today.
See schedule of events.
1:35: The President delivers remarks at the Edmund Pettus Bridge
Watch it live here:
3:20: First Family tours the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, Selma
5:05: Depart Montgomery
Audio: President Obama Talks ‘Selma 50,’ Ferguson And The Legacy He Wants To Leave His Daughters
Full transcript of President Obama’s Selma speech
PBO: “That’s what it means to love America,” Mr. Obama said. “That’s what it means to believe in America. That’s what it means when we say America is exceptional.” The president added later in his address, “That’s what America is, not stock photos or airbrushed history or feeble attempts to define some of us as more American as others.“
He smacked Rudy Giuliani into oblivion
Spot on, Southern!
Thanks! Can you also put it on the next page please?
Yes, and the full PBO Selma speech in post above. Thanks
President Obama: “We are the slaves who built the White House and the economy of the South.”
Wow, he went there! Just getting in and haven’t seen or heard POTUS’ speech yet.
I can’t stop crying…
Where are the girls? Maybe they are being protected.
rikyrah posted their photo on next page here.
I’m almost to the point of sobbing…
From Miami Herald:
President Barack Obama signs legislation awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to the people who participated in the “Bloody Sunday” march, Turnaround Tuesday, or the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March of 1965, at his desk aboard Air Force One Saturday, March 7, 2015. The president was en route to Selma, Ala., to attend the 50th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” which refers to the day in 1965 when police attacked marchers demonstrating for voting rights. JACQUELYN MARTIN AP PHOTO
This sooooooo exciting.
One day when the Glory comes
It will be ours, it will be ours
OOh One day when the war is won
We will be sure,we will be here sure
I hope that he is traveling in The Beast today
Lockdown at White House as Obamas about to leave
BY STEVE THOMMA
McClatchy Washington BureauMarch 7, 2015 Updated 25 minutes ago
Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/03/07/4413785/loud-noise-triggers-security-alert.html#storylink=cpy
I’m beyond thrilled and my heart is full knowing our First Family will be in Selma today.
Malia and Sasha crossing that bridge with POTUS & FLOTUS… I have chills already.