President and First Lady Obama Reflect on Selma

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 3/9/2015, 5:54 p.m.
There, 50 years ago this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and so many other unsung heroes ...
President Obama, Congressman John Lewis, First Lady Michelle Obama and others armed in armed on Edmund Pettus bridge in commemorating for Selma 50
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President Obama and the First Family Visit Selma

The First Family traveled to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery, and to celebrate the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Today, Barack, the girls, and I traveled to Selma, Alabama.

There, 50 years ago this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and so many other unsung heroes crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge -- standing up for voting rights and full equality under the law for all Americans.

It was an honor and a privilege to stand on that bridge and commemorate the heroes from a half century ago. But the legacy of Selma is not simply about our history -- it's about the march that continues today.

So I hope you'll take a moment to hear what Barack had to say today in Selma.

Thank you,

First Lady Michelle Obama

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