Biden commemorates Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama

President Joe Biden at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.
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President Biden visited Selma, Alabama, on Sunday to mark the 58th anniversary of a violent attack against civil rights activists attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

The president delivered a speech on voting rights and the ongoing effort by Democrats to protect access to the ballot box. "As I come here in commemoration, not for show, Selma is a reckoning," Biden said, per The Washington Post. He added that "the right to vote, to have your vote counted — is the threshold of democracy and liberty. With it, anything's possible. Without it, without that right, nothing is possible."

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