Saturday, March 7, 2015

President Barack Obama Earns High Praise For His Powerful Selma Speech

President Barack Obama delivered a speech on Saturday honoring the 50th anniversary of the historic march in Selma, Alabama, which many are describing as a "powerful and poignant" delivery.



His words drew praise from users on Twitter who shared mostly shared positive reactions to his remarks and applauded his address on the historic civil rights moment and its present day significance.



His speech was part of a commemoration ceremony honoring 50 years since "Bloody Sunday," when demonstrators marching for voting rights were met with a barrage of beatings and tear gas issued by police officers who tried to subdue the protest.



"What they did here will reverberate through the ages," Obama said. "Not because the change they won was preordained, not because their victory was complete, but because they proved that nonviolent change is possible; that love and hope can conquer hate."



We asked our users on Twitter to share their responses to Obama's speech in Selma, and here's what they told us:
















































































































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