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Posted byon March 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT
The President and First Lady take a moment to reflect on their experience in Selma.
Posted byon March 9, 2015 at 12:48 PM EDT
We’ve chosen a gallery on the 50th anniversary of that day in Selma to kick off a new way of presenting photographs. This "Behind the Lens" series of galleries will present different perspective on life here at the White House or on the road.
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965Posted byon March 9, 2015 at 12:18 PM EDT
On Sunday, March 8, 2015, OMB Director Shaun Donovan delivered remarks at the historic Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Posted byon March 8, 2015 at 4:44 PM EDT
President Obama and the First Family joined thousands of Americans in Selma, Alabama to honor the sacrifice and bravery of the men and women who bled there in 1965, in support of voting rights for all African Americans.
Posted byon March 7, 2015 at 6:08 PM EDT
Learn about the events in Selma, Alabama, and why President Obama traveled to Selma to commemorate the historic march.
Posted byon March 6, 2015 at 7:25 PM EDT
President Obama, the First Lady, and their daughters are traveling to Selma to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 marches. Visit WhiteHouse.gov/Selma to see additional content related to the marches.
Posted byon March 2, 2015 at 5:16 PM EDT
President Obama meets with the Task Force on 21st Century Policing to discuss their recommendations to help communities and law enforcement agencies across the country to strengthen trust and collaboration, while continuing to reduce crime.
Posted byon February 28, 2015 at 2:44 PM EDT
The President delivers remarks at the portrait unveiling ceremony for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. The event marked Holder's anticipated departure from the Department of Justice after more than six years of service as Attorney General.
Posted byon February 20, 2015 at 9:35 PM EDT
The White House and Essence Magazine co-host a special panel discussion in celebration of Black History Month and the women of the Civil Rights Movement.
Posted byon February 11, 2015 at 10:19 PM EDT
Almost a full year from the launch of My Brother's Keeper, the White House hosts the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge National Convening.