President Obama Touches Upon Ferguson While Commemorating 50th Anniversary Of ‘Bloody Sunday’ March In Selma (VIDEO)

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President Barack Obama delivered a speech in Selma, Al today to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march known as “Bloody Sunday”. On March 7, 1965, police attacked demonstrators who attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus bridge to protest African-Americans who were denied the right to vote. The country’s first African-American president led the ceremony where he praised the men and women who took part in the civil rights moment in the 1960s but also expressed more needed to be done with race relations in America. Mr. Obama remarked:

We just need to open our eyes, and ears, and hearts, to know that this nation’s racial history still casts its long shadow upon us. We know the march is not yet over, the race is not yet won, and that reaching that blessed destination where we are judged, all of us, by the content of our character — requires admitting as…

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