Biden reflects on 'Bloody Sunday'

Biden reflects on 'Bloody Sunday'

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

liBeRALs

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Mar 3, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Selma, Ala., on Sunday to participate in the annual bridge-crossing commemorating the civil rights march that spurred a violent clash with authorities on "Bloody Sunday" in 1965.

Biden, speaking at a unity brunch beforehand, said the clash was a "moment of clarity" for the nation, Alabama Live reports:

Biden said there is obvious progress in the nation, recalling the day that he was waiting at a train station for a "a black man coming from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania" to pick him up for inaugural ceremonies.

"His name is Barack Obama," Biden said.

But Biden also said the fight is not over....during the president's election, states were passing new laws to restrict voting.

"Forty-eight years after all that you did, and we are still fighting in 2011,'12 and '13," Biden said.

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