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Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette Shuts Down Ferguson Protesters: “Let The President Speak.”


Freedom Rider Bernard Lafayette shuts down Ferguson protesters from disrupting President Obama’s speech Civil rights leader to Ferguson protesters: “Let the president speak’ By Alvin Benn & KSDK.com5 SELMA – Civil rights leader Bernard Lafayette was listening intently to President Barack Obama’s speech in Selma on Saturday afternoon when […]

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The President In #Selma50


Today, Barack, the girls, and I traveled to Selma, Alabama. There, 50 years ago this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and so many other unsung heroes crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge — standing up for voting rights and full equality under the law for […]

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Selma To Montgomery Marches


  The Three Selma To Montgomery Marches The three Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965 were part of the Selma Voting Rights Movement and led to the passage that year of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark federal achievement of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. Activists publicized […]

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