America’s Panorama; Viewed from a Bridge

Liberal Humboldt

 “…we just need to open our eyes, our ears, our hearts to know that this nation’s racial history still casts it’s long shadow upon us.”

These are great moments (via DailyKos and produced by Vox)  from President Obama’s speech from the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama.

For those of you like me who know less than we should about this era, this protest happened 50 years ago last Saturday.

1965 was the pinnicle of an era that changed the policits of our nation for generations to come.  It began a change in our political parties to such an extend that many no longer recognize the parties of their youth – on both sides.

There is no way to add more to embellish the importance of Selma in words.  Let me try by dates and numbers.

July 20st, 2006 “By a Vote of 98-0, Senate Approves 25-Year Extension of…

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