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50 Years in the Making: The President and First Lady Reflect on Their Trip to Selma

The President and First Lady take a moment to reflect on their experience in Selma.

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Last week, the First Family traveled to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery. They honored the men, women, and children who marched that route in 1965, to help ensure the most fundamental right that we have as Americans isn’t obstructed or denied to anyone because of their race or where they live. The right to vote is at the core of our democracy, and this weekend in Selma served as a reminder to us all what was sacrificed to earn us this hallowed responsibility.  

Amidst Saturday’s events, the President and First Lady took a moment to reflect on their experience in Selma -- walking the bridge, addressing that emotional crowd on such a historic day, visiting the National Voting Rights Museum, and most importantly, greeting some of the surviving foot soldiers who bravely risked everything on that Bloody Sunday 50 years ago, and who walked alongside the President of the United States and his family along that same route this past weekend.

Take a moment to reflect with the President and First Lady. Watch their video above, share it with your family and friends, and think through the causes that will move you to #MarchOn for the betterment of your community and our country.

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