Selma march: Obama pays tributes to 'heroes' on 50th anniversary
March 8 , 2015
US president Barack Obama has commemorated the 50th anniversary of the famous Selma civil rights march and paid tributes to the men and women who took part in it.
In a speech remembering “Bloody Sunday”, Obama said the “heroes” of 7 March 1965 had “given courage” to millions.
The first black president said it was because of the Selma marchers that “the doors of opportunity [had] swung open…for every American”.
The event was also attended by around 100 members of the US Congress.