Monday, February 26, 2007

Sen. Hillary Clinton Coming to Selma

Montgomery Advertiser

SELMA -- U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton will be in Selma on Sunday to speak, walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and accept an award for her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Sen. Clinton, D-N.Y., will speak at a church just down the street from where U.S. Sen. Barack Obama will deliver an address.

It is expected to be the first time the two major candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination will appear so close to each other at the same time.

Obama, whose appearance was announced earlier this month, is to speak at Brown Chapel AME Church at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Sen. Clinton is to speak at Selma's black First Baptist Church at the same time. The two churches are only a few yards from each other on Martin Luther King Jr. Street

I remember the first Bloody Sunday re-enactment I participated in back in 2004. There did not seem to be a great deal of attendees present and only a couple of nationally known politicians and civil rights leaders. It shocked me to see that. If I were a black person living anywhere in the US I would try to make that event every single year. It is too important an event in Black History and American History to let attendance dwindle to such small numbers.

I am very glad to see Hillary and Barak coming to town.

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