Over the weekend, visitors like President Obama and nearly 100 members of Congress flocked to Selma, Alabama, to celebrate the anniversary of a civil rights milestone. But 50 years since protesters defiantly crossed the city's iconic Edmund Pettus bridge, Selma…
By PBS NewsHour
Gwen Ifill talks to Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report about President Obama’s speech at the 50th anniversary of the bloody protest at Selma, Alabama, and how the 2016 presidential race could…
By PBS NewsHour
We are a nation that was born and bred in conflict. But at least now -- at least this weekend in Selma, we were engaged in a common cause to use conflict as a path toward a community ideal.
By Gwen Ifill
As events commemorating "Bloody Sunday" continue this weekend, take a look back at some of the iconic photos which captured moments in the country's history leading up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
By News Desk
By Associated Press
The Bloody Sunday 50th anniversary commemoration continued Sunday with gatherings and other events in Selma before a group retraces the steps that helped secure equal voting rights 50 years ago.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Barack Obama had said he was taking his daughters to Selma to "remind them of their own obligations."…
Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and political writer for the New York Times John Harwood joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how voting rights have changed the political landscape since the first march on Selma in 1965.
By Jay Reeves, Associated Press and Darlene Superville, Associated Press
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…
In Selma today, the town of about 20,000 people is roughly 80 percent black and more than 40 percent of residents live in poverty.
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