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President Obama's Address on the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

Obama's 2015 speech on the Edmund Pettus Bridge honors the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when hundreds of voting-rights activists were brutally attacked by state troopers as they began a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. President Obama reminds us of the spirit and struggle associated with the marchers in Selma, or any group of people meeting injustice.
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Barack Obama
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Old Joe and the Carpenter: An Appalachian Tale of Building Bridges

Are material possessions more important than friendship? Should you act on the impulse to get back when someone hurts you? Will you let pride get in the way of your friendship? This tale about bridges brings these questions to the fore..
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Pleasant L. DeSpain
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Loving for All

Richard and Mildred Loving were plaintiffs in the historic Supreme Court ruling Loving v. Virginia, which struck down race restrictions on the freedom to marry. What follows is Mildred Loving’s public statement delivered on June 12, 2007, the 40th Anniversary of the decision.
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Mildred Loving
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