President Biden commemorates Bloody Sunday in Selma
President Joe Biden visited Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 58th anniversary of the historic “Bloody Sunday” march.
While in Selma, Biden plans to call for new voting protections, despite the challenge of passing voting rights measures with a Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
He will also participate in the yearly walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to remember the events of 1965 when a group of civil rights marchers were beaten by White state troopers while attempting to cross the bridge.
The attack sparked outrage and helped rally support behind the Voting Rights Act. Selma, which is still recovering from previous natural disasters, served as a critical location for Biden during his 2020 presidential campaign when he worked to court Black voters.