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President Obama to speak in Selma today at 4:00 pm to commentate the 50th anniversary of the voting rights march there across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed months later....By Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

President Barack Obama in March 2007 as a then junior senator from Chicago, Illinois during the annual anniversary of the 'Bloody Sunday' march in Selma, Alabama. Selma protesters were viciously attacked and beaten by police 50 years ago on March 7, 1965,  for  attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in protest of  voting rights issues. Months later, in August 1965, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which is now under attack, say Obama, and Black Civil Rights leaders and some Democratic politicians from across the country. (Photo compliments of Getty Images). By Kathy Wray Coleman , editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News, Ohio's leaders in Black digital  news.     Coleman is a 22-year investigative journalist and political and legal reporter who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.   ( ) /   (