President Obama at Selma…why it matters

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Today is an important day. Fifty years ago a dedicated group of people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It was not an event greeted by cheers, but by jeers. It has been described as Bloody Sunday, but today things are different. No they are not perfect but they are different. We have a black president. It is hard to believe that 50 years ago blacks in Alabama blacks could not vote and now a black man leads this nation. It is also noteworthy that former President Bush was in attendance. This is a day that we all have a right to be proud of what we have done and what we are doing. Please read the linked story there are great photos from the event.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2984327/Thousands-gather-hear-Obama-historic-speech-Selma-50th-anniversary-Bloody-Sunday-march-saw-600-protesters-beaten-police.html

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  • elogam  On March 9, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    I agree it is a noteworthy event, and it’s goodthe president(s) were there. What amazed me is that people are criticizing GWB for being there, and criticizing Mitch McConnell for NOT being there. If Republicans don’t go-as in the march on Washington-they are wrong. When they DO go, they are castigated because the right people didn’t attend. Thank goodness Dr. King was willing to take support from all sides.

  • Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade  On March 10, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Reblogged this on BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!.

  • Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade  On March 10, 2015 at 11:09 am

    OUR BLACK PRESIDENT MUST REPRESENT US! BLACK ON!

  • RS  On March 14, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    GWB was there because, contrary to the lies the left like to say, the man was NOT RACIST. You can argue his politics the same as you can argue Obama’s politics without injecting race. I do not agree with Obama’s politics at all and feel he is a disaster. It has nothing to do with his skin color.

    Dr. King was a good man FAR AHEAD OF HIS TIME. He wanted you to be judged on the content of your character, not the color of your skin. I can give many examples of this last presidency that shows President Obama does not have much character.

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