Obama and Family March in ‘Bloody Sunday’ Remembrance

March 8, 2015  |  

Yesterday marked a beautiful day in history.

In commemoration of Martin Luther King‘s iconic march in Selma, Alabama, Barack Obama marched on the same bridge, the Edmond Pettus Bridge in his honor. Martin Luther King Jr and his closest supporters marched on the bridge 50 years ago.

In his beautiful speech, Obama stated,

That’s why Selma is not some outlier in the American experience. That’s why it’s not a museum or static monument to behold from a distance. It is instead the manifestation of a creed written into our founding documents:

We the Peoplein order to form a more perfect union.”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

These are not just words. They are a living thing, a call to action, a roadmap for citizenship and an insistence in the capacity of free men and women to shape our own destiny. For founders like Franklin and Jefferson, for leaders like Lincoln and FDR, the success of our experiment in self-government rested on engaging all our citizens in this work. That’s what we celebrate here in Selma. That’s what this movement was all about, one leg in our long journey toward freedom.

We absolutely LOVED seeing pictures from yesterday. Take a look.






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