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President Obama Delivers Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma Marches

In my opinion this speech surpasses President Obama’s remarks on race made in Philadelphia in 2008. I wished I had been able to watch our President’s remarks at the Edmund Pettus bridge yesterday.  If you are like me and missed … Continue reading

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50 years ago: Mixed views about civil rights but support for Selma demonstrators

By Andrew Kohut When civil rights activists led a bloody protest march in Selma, Ala., on March 7, 1965, that is credited with helping to assure passage of the Voting Rights Act that year, civil rights was a top issue … Continue reading

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