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    President Barack Obama, center, walks as he holds hands with Amelia Boynton, who was beaten during "Bloody Sunday," as they and the first family and others including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga,, left of Obama, walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday. The Associated Press

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    Singing "We Shall Overcome," President Barack Obama, fourth from left, walks holding hands with Amelia Boynton, who was beaten during "Bloody Sunday," as they and the first family and others including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga, left of Obama, walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday," a landmark event of the civil rights movement, Saturday. The Associated Press

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    President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha as well as members of Congress and civil rights leaders make a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday. The Associated Press

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    President Barack Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Selma, Ala.

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    President Barack Obama speaks by the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., Saturday. The Associated Press

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    Former President George W. Bush and first lady Michelle Obama speak before President Barack Obama delivers a speech and takes a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday. The Associated Press

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    President Barack Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday. The Associated Press

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk near the Edmund Pettus Bridge as he and first lady Michelle Obama arrive in Selma, Ala., Saturday. The Associated Press

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    Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, attend the landmark occasion.

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    The crowd reacts to the arrival of President Obama to speak by the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.”

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    Crowds listen as President Obama speaks near the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on Saturday. He marked the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,’ a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma.

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    A woman waves flags in a large crowd gathered in Selma, Ala., to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 civil rights march there.

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    A large crowd forms near a stage where President Barack Obama will speak and then take a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday. The Associated Press

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    Actor Danny Glover looks for his seat on the stage before President Barack Obama gives a speech and takes a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday. The Associated Press

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    Dinetta Gilmore, of Brooklyn, waits to march over the Brooklyn Bridge to mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark event of the civil rights movement in Selma, Ala., on Saturday. The Associated PRess

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    People take photos near a stage where President Barack Obama will speak and then take a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday. The Associated Press

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    A large crowd forms near a stage where President Barack Obama will speak and then take a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday. The Associated Press

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    A young child listens as President Obama speaks. The president was 3 years old when civil rights activists were beaten as they marched on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma in 1965.

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    n this March 13, 1965 file photo, a line of police officers hold back demonstrators who attempted to march to the courthouse in Selma, Ala. The Associated PRess

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    In this March 1965 file photo, Martin Luther King, center, leads a march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. The Associated Press

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    In this March 21, 1965 file photo, Martin Luther King, Jr. and his civil rights marchers cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for capitol, Montgomery, during a five day, 50 mile walk to protest voting laws. The Associated Press

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    In this March 21, 1965 file photo, civil rights marchers cross the Alabama river on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. to the State Capitol of Montgomery. The Associated Press

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    In this March 7, 1965 file photo, state troopers use clubs against participants of a civil rights voting march in Selma, Ala. At foreground right, John Lewis, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, is beaten by a state trooper. The Associated PRess

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    In this March 7, 1965, photo, Amelia Boynton is carried and another injured man tended to after they were injured when state police broke up a demonstration march in Selma, Ala. Boynton, wife of a real estate and insurance man, has been a leader in civil rights efforts. The day, which became known as “Bloody Sunday,” is widely credited for galvanizing the nation’s leaders and ultimately yielded passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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