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50 years ago this week, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a host of others, including Congressman John Lewis then a young civil rights activist, led a march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama, the state capital, in a quest for voting rights. The group of marchers was stopped at the Edmund Pettus bridge and set upon by police with dogs and batons, which was broadcast around the world to the shock and disdain of the global community.
The march was know as ‘Bloody Sunday’ and is considered one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement. President Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, will address that history in a speech from Selma, Alabama on Saturday. He spoke with the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the march’s legacy, the problems American still faces and what he hopes his daughters, Sasha, 16, and
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