Pres. Obama’s Speech Honoring The 50 Year Anniversary Of The Selma March

Hat tip to Jueseppi.

Just in case you missed it, here is President Obama’s full speech that he made today at the 50 year anniversary of the march on Selma.

 

 

Posted on 03/07/2015, in Potpourri, Videos and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. yahtzeebutterfly

    Excerpt from President Obama’s speech:

    If Selma taught us anything, it’s that our work is never done — the American experiment in self-government gives work and purpose to each generation.

    Selma teaches us, too, that action requires that we shed our cynicism. For when it comes to the pursuit of justice, we can afford neither complacency nor despair.

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  2. yahtzeebutterfly

    Another excerpt from President Obama’s speech:

    If we want to honor the courage of those who marched that day, then all of us are called to possess their moral imagination.

    All of us will need to feel, as they did, the fierce urgency of now.

    All of us need to recognize, as they did, that change depends on our actions, our attitudes, the things we teach our children. And if we make such effort, no matter how hard it may seem, laws can be passed, and consciences can be stirred, and consensus can be built.

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  3. So Powerful!

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  4. Just when I’m feeling a bit down, here’s a good reminder of how far our world has come 🙂 Yay for the President!

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  5. yahtzeebutterfly

    Excerpt John Lewis’ speech today:

    “There’s still work left to be done.

    Get out there and push and pull until we redeem the soul of America.”

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  6. I watched it on TV. Great one…. but then, Pres. Obama always gives good speeches.

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  7. So many marchers attended today that they were turned around because the weight exceeded what was safe for the bridge.

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  9. yahtzeebutterfly

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  10. Late in getting to my emails. Sorry. But wanted to state that I watched the whole speech. Looked forward to it very much, especially when I heard that he didn’t depend wholly on his speech writers for this one. It was amazing – he can be amazing in his oratory talent. I found myself holding my breath at times during his speech. He didn’t miss a beat. He covered all bases – many that I couldn’t have thought of. Inspiring. All the people. Especially over the Brooklyn Bridge. I’m from Brooklyn originally, and I felt very proud of my fellow Brooklynites.

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