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Barack Obama Speech at Civil Rights Event #1080356

AJAM Special for Saturday, Mar 07, 2015

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  • Live Al Jazeera America coverage and analysis of President Barack Obama's speech at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama re: the 50th anniversary of the civil rights event known as "Bloody Sunday," preceded by a speech by Rep. John Lewis and a portion of a speech by Alabama Governor Robert J Bentley.
  • Analysis includes the participation of journalist Les Payne, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Al Jazeera America Political Analyst Jason Johnson, and taped excerpts of interviews with Alabama Governor Robert J Bentley and NAACP President Cornell William Brooks.
  • Taped segment with Morgan Radford (AJAM), Jonathan Gentry, the King's College in New York City Associate Professor Anthony Bradley, Jesse Jackson, Dante Barry, and unidentified others.
  • Taped segment with Randall Pinkston (AJAM), David Sadler of Restore the Vote, Myrna Perez of the Brennan Center, and retired Alabama Supreme Court Judge Mark Kennedy.
  • Reporter(s):
    Pinkston, Randall;
    Harris, Tony;
    Ray, Robert;
    Radford, Morgan

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