Selma 50 Years After Bloody Sunday

By: April Ryan, 50 years to the day, the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama was the backdrop of a country racially divided.  For this historic anniversary, the bridge stands as a beacon of hope for the scores of people who waited to hear President Obama's reflections of the … [Read more...]

Statement by The President on Bloody Sunday

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2014 Statement by the President on Bloody Sunday Forty-nine years ago, a determined group of Americans marched into history, facing down grave danger in the name of justice and equality—walking to protest the … [Read more...]

2 Million Signatures for Federal Action Against George Zimmerman

Recently, the NAACP delivered nearly 2 million signatures to the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department to apply more pressure to file Federal and Civil Rights charges against George Zimmerman.  Zimmerman was acquitted this summer in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in … [Read more...]

Remarks by the President at the Let Freedom Ring Ceremony

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 28, 2013 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE “LET FREEDOM RING” CEREMONY COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON Lincoln Memorial 3:07 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: To the King family, … [Read more...]

Reflections on the March

By April Ryan, The historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was remembered at the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot from 50 years ago. Persons from all walks of life; civilians, entertainers, politicians and civil rights leaders attended the commemorative event. … [Read more...]