YES it has….. now lets keep it MOVING!
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — America’s racial history “still casts its long shadow upon us,” the nation’s first black president President Barack Obama 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.
On the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march that erupted in police violence on Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge, President Barack Obama praised the figures of a civil rights era that he was too young to know. He called them “warriors of justice” who pushed America closer to a more perfect union.
“So much of our turbulent history — the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war, the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow, the death of four little girls in Birmingham, and the dream of a Baptist preacher — met…
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