"We know the march is not yet over"
President Obama spoke on March 7, 2015, at Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of civil rights marches there. These marches were met with police violence and March 7 became known as “Bloody Sunday.” On that date, community leader John Lewis was beaten and suffered a concussion. The violence at Selma shocked the nation and contributed to the passage later that year of the Voting Rights Act. Today, Lewis is a member of the U.S. Congress.