50 Yers Later SELMA
50 years later on March 7, 2015, Georgia Congressman John Lewis, introduced the President of the United States at the March on Selma. Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson, now 103-was there in her wheelchair, marching across that same bridge, next to the President and First Lady.
Official White House Photographer Pete Souza took pictures to capture this historic moment.
Aboard Air Force One in route to Alabama, President Obama signs H.R. 432 authorizing the Congressional Gold Medal to the “Foot Soldiers” who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March during...
The President hugs Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as her parents, Martin Luther King III and Andrea Waters look on.
In Selma, the President greets former foot soldier Amelia Boynton Robinson, (103 years old), backstage before the ceremony.
Members of the audience listen to Rep. John Lewis.