Michael Elijah Nicholson

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Selma's children: The young marchers who could and did

Selma's children<p>The young people who walked, watched and, in the end, won<p>When Martin Luther King, Jr. led the 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, …

Rights & Freedoms

Obama On 50th Anniversary Of Selma's Bloody Sunday: "Our March Is Not Yet Over"

Thousands gathered in Alabama on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma. President Obama and Martin Luther King Jr's descendants were among those attending.<p>Discussing the continuous struggle for human rights, Obama noted:<p>"Fifty years from Bloody Sunday, our march is not …

Fox’s Alveda King Attacks Obama’s Selma Speech: ’55 Million Babies’ Have Been 'Denied The Right To Vote' Because Of Abortion

Martin Luther King’s right-wing niece gave a jaw-dropping “analysis” of President Obama’s Selma speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of “Bloody …

Flashback: Candidates Obama and Clinton March in Selma (2007)

FLASHBACK: Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton crossed campaign paths in Selma on March 4, 2007, the 42nd anniversary of commemorating “Bloody Sunday.”<p>Barack Obama spoke at Brown Chapel AME Church where the march began on March 7, 1965, while Hillary Clinton also spoke in Selma …

50 Years Later, Hiking the “Bloody Sunday” Trail from Selma to Montgomery

Fifty years ago, on March 7, 1965, 600 marchers protesting for voting equality left the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma headed for the state capitol in Montgomery. Before they had even left town, the peaceful marchers were met at the Edmund Pettus Bridge with police beatings and tear gas.<p>That …

What I Saw at Selma

King’s genius was that he knew when to thwart the law—and when to obey it.<p>Martin Luther King Jr. liked to joke that I was the one member of his legal team who would help him go to jail rather than using all the tricks of the trade to keep him out. I’d originally connected with King after returning …

Obama's America

At the 50th anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma, the president made the case for American exceptionalism.<p>America is, like all nations, an idea. Unlike many other nations, this idea requires a little articulation. A nation built by waves of immigrants can't rely on Old-World, …

Obama marks anniversary of Selma civil rights march

US President Barack Obama has called on Americans to carry forward the spirit of the civil rights movement during a visit to Selma in the state of Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a march that prompted the passage of a law extending voting rights to African American minorities.<p>Obama, …

President Obama Speaks at Selma 50th Anniversary: 'We Honor Those Who Walked So We Could Run'

President Barack Obama called on Americans everywhere to continue the fight for justice that the protesters in Selma, Alabama, started 50 years …

Watch President Obama's historic speech in Selma for 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary

U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of thousands in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a …

Selma civil rights milestone marked by first black president

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — America's racial history "still casts its long shadow upon us," President Barack Obama said Saturday as he stood in solidarity and …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday Marked in Selma

Selma Prepares to Mark 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday