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Obama to attend Selma 50th anniversary

US President Barack Obama (L) and First Lady Michelle Obama speak during a reception celebrating Black History Month at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 26, 2015President Barack Obama will travel next week to an Alabama town famous for a march that was forcibly broken up by police 50 years ago in a seminal moment for black civil rights in the United States. “Next week, the world will turn its eyes to Selma again,” said Obama, the first black president of the United States, who will visit with his wife Michelle and two daughters to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery. The first family were going to Selma to pay tribute “to those who changed the course of history,” added Obama on Thursday during a White House reception.

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