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A single photo that tells the powerful story of the 50th anniversary of Selma

President Obama delivered a stirring address this afternoon to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" marches in Selma, Alabama, a day that fundamentally transformed the fight for civil rights in America.<p>The speech, which I've put in full below, was Obama at his absolute best: the …

Black History

‘The march is not yet over,’ Obama tells crowd at foot of Selma bridge

March 7, 2015<p>President Obama delivered remarks in Alabama before joining thousands as they reenacted the march for civil rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.<p>President Obama spoke before joining thousands as they reenacted the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama.<p>SELMA, Ala. — …

Black History

Why civil rights leader Diane Nash refused to march at Selma this weekend

One of the civil rights movement’s most prominent leaders was absent from the historic re-staging of the 1965 march across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on Saturday.<p>Two presidents — including the country’s first African American commander-in-chief — members of Congress, and civil rights …

Black History

Fifty years after ‘Bloody Sunday’ march, struggles endure in Selma

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” a gruesome attack on nonviolent civil rights protesters at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala.<p>This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of a gruesome attack on nonviolent civil rights protesters.<p>SELMA, Ala. — In just a few days, the …

Black History

Decayed, uninhabitable homes will be Obama’s first view of Selma

When President Obama arrives in Selma to deliver remarks to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, he will land at the former base and drive past this downtrodden housing complex.<p>When President Obama arrives in Selma, he will land at the former base and drive past this downtrodden …

The story of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches as told by Washington Post front pages

Tear gas, billy clubs, chaos.<p>Those were the words that Washingtonians awoke to on March 8, 1965 when they picked up their copy of the Washington Post. A peaceful march in far-away Selma, Ala. — where black civil rights organizers were battling white local officials for the right to register to vote …

The other wounds | The Washington Post

The other<br>wounds<p>Most Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ injuries didn’t occur during combat. But their ailments have become an enduring consequence of the conflicts.<p>The other wounds<p>Most Iraq and Afghanistan veterans’ injuries didn’t occur during combat. But their ailments have become an enduring …

After the Wars: A legacy of pain and pride | The Washington Post

A legacy of pain and pride<p>A nationwide poll of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans reveals the profound and enduring effects of war on the 2.6 million who have served<p>A legacy of pain and pride<p>A nationwide poll of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans reveals the profound and enduring effects of war on the 2.6 …

Wanted: Heroes | The Washington Post

wanted:<br>heroes<p>Trying to piece together the puzzle of veterans’ unemployment proves difficult<p>Wanted: Heroes<p>Trying to piece together the puzzle of veterans’ unemployment proves difficult<p>Published on April 2, 2014<p><b>A two-tour Army veteran of the Afghanistan war pulled on a pair of old combat boots and</b> …

The choice

Service members who say they were sexually assaulted face agonizing decisions about whether to speak up or stay silent.<p>The choice<p>Service members who say they were sexually assaulted face agonizing decisions about whether to speak up or stay silent.<p>Published on April 12, 2014<p><b>The war veteran wakes up</b> …

‘Ugh. I miss it.’

Transitioning from military to civilian life, and from camaraderie to isolation<p>‘Ugh. I miss it.’<p>Transitioning from military to civilian life, and from camaraderie to isolation<p>Published on April 19, 2014<p><b>ROCK SPRINGS, WYO. — The only light in the vast Wyoming darkness</b> came from the lit end of another …

Cold calculations | The Washington Post

Published on May 20, 2014<p><b>It had taken a while, but Army Staff Sgt. Sam Shockley had meticulously compiled a list of all of his war wound</b>s, including his diminished memory, only to leave it sitting in his bedroom as he went rushing off to his appointment.<p>There was no time to go back and grab it. He …

Criminal or victim? | The Washington Post

Published on September 20, 2014<p>FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Staff Sgt. Robert D. Carlson raised the gun to his head. In the parking lot of their duplex, his wife was calling the police.<p>"Please help," she cried. "He punched me in the face."<p>His intention, Carlson would say later, was to kill himself. Instead, …

The end, in their sights | The Washington Post

Published on November 22, 2014<p>FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — To get to a place where the Afghanistan war is something not yet forgotten, drive from civilian America onto this 164-square-mile military base. Pass the armed guards who check for military identification and the four-story Warrior Transition …