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Jubilant Crowd Recreates Selma March

  By BOB JOHNSON Associated Press Writer SELMA, Ala. (AP) — More than a thousand people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march – and remarked how the original protest paved the way for modern-day candidates to break political barriers. With a marching band leading the way, participants retraced the steps…

Barack Obama Remembers “Bloody Sunday”

Here is a clip of Senator Barack Obama’s comments marking the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama.  Senator Obama spoke at the Brown Chapel AME Church where the march began on March 7, 1965. “I’m here because you all sacrificed for me. I stand on the shoulders of giants.” View Video