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February 25, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Obama, Clinton Will Visit Selma
(2007-02-26)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Two major Democratic presidential candidates will be in Alabama this weekend.

Senators Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Clinton of New York will both attend the annual bridge crossing ceremony in Selma on Sunday. It's held in commemoration of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.

Obama was the first to publicly accept an invitation to the event. He will speak at the historic Brown Chapel A-M-E Chapel church.

Now officials say Clinton will also attend the commemoration. And she will speak at another Selma church at the same time Obama is speaking.

Both are expected to join civil rights veterans in a walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where marchers led by Martin Luther King were confronted by state police in 1965.

Obama and Clinton are hoping to win the support of minority voters across the Deep South. The Alabama ceremony is expected to be the first time they appear at dueling events so close together.

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