Obama to join Selma march for 50th anniversary

President Obama and the first lady.

President Obama and the first lady. Image by Steve Jurvetson / CC BY 2.0

President Barack Obama will be heading to Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march. The President will be in the town on the Saturday the seventh (the actual anniversary), meaning there will now be two commemorative marches - one on Saturday, and one on the Sunday. Traditionally the anniversary has always been observed on a Sunday, as seventh of March 1965 when protesters were attacked with clubs by police, has become known as Bloody Sunday. Read more: usatoday.com

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