President Obama is leading the fight to protect everyone - no matter who you are, where you're from, what you look like, or who you love.
“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.”
President Obama, January 21, 2013
The President and First Lady take a moment to reflect on their experience in Selma.
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.
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.
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.