Selma Civil Rights Milestone Marked by 1st Black PresidentAmerica's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," the nation's first black president said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and remembrance with civil rights activists whose beatings by police a half-century ago galvanized people against racial oppression and hastened passage of historic voting rights for minorities.
Obama to Join 'Bloody Sunday' Anniversary in SelmaPresident Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and about 100 members of Congress are converging on Selma, Alabama, on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement.
50 Years After Selma, Biden Ties Gay Rights To Civil RightsGays and lesbians are fighting for the same equal rights that African-Americans fought for decades ago, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic march in Selma, Alabama.
Obama Celebrates Black History Month, Ahead of Selma VisitPresident Barack Obama is celebrating what he calls "the central role that African Americans have played in every aspect of American life."
Senate Votes to Award Congressional Medal to Selma MarchersThe Senate has voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to honor those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote.
Oprah, Cast of 'Selma' at White House for Film ScreeningOprah Winfrey and the rapper Common are joining President Barack Obama for a special screening of the film "Selma."
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Biden Leads Selma Civil Rights March, Tells Crowd They 'Broke The Back Of The Forces Of Evil'The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.