March 7, 2015

Race and the Presidency, from Ferguson to Selma

On March 7, 2015, the First Family traveled to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery.

“We honor those who walked so we could run. We must run so our children soar. And we will not grow weary.”

President Barack Obama, March 7, 2015

President Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama join hands with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. as they lead the walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches, in Selma, Ala., March 7, 2015. Malia and Sasha Obama join hands with their grandmother, Marian Robinson. (Courtesy Barack Obama Presidential Library)

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