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Biden to join Bloody Sunday march in Selma

President Joe Biden will be coming to Selma to commemorate the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) said Tuesday the president will be taking part in Sunday’s event. The congresswoman invited Biden to visit the city during his 2023 State of the Union Address.

“I am thrilled that President Biden has accepted my invitation to visit Selma for the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday,” said Sewell. “As Selma continues to recover from the Jan. 12 storms, President Biden’s presence will send a clear message that our community is not alone and shows that the federal government will continue to be a partner in rebuilding Selma and Dallas County.

“I look forward to welcoming the president to my hometown as we reflect on the sacrifices of the foot soldiers in the name of equality and justice for all.”

This will not be the first time Biden visited the city on Bloody Sunday, having visited two times before, including when he joined Sewell in 2020 shortly before the Democratic Presidential Primary.

Political leaders and civil rights activists visit Selma every year to commemorate the March 7, 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in support of black voting rights which ended in violence as police beat the marchers.

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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