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.
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 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, 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.
President Barack Obama and his family were in Selma, Alabama on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of civil rights marches that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America’s living rooms as never before.
By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement.
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