March on Selma

As promised both Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Bill, and Barack Obama turned up at adjacent venues in Selma, Alabama. Both claimed to be heirs of the historic Civil Rights march which took place in the sixties. The Washington Post coverage (3/3/2007) includes video clips:
“The two presidential candidates spoke at separate Sunday morning services and later joined in the ritual march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who as a young civil rights leader was beaten on the bridge with other protesters on the morning of March 7, 1965, as they began a voting-rights march to Montgomery.”

As for those deciding who to go and hear:
“Democratic Reps. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.) and Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) went to hear Clinton speak. The bulk of the other members of Congress in Selma on Sunday, including Lewis, went to hear Obama.”


More video from the N.Y. Times

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