It was 50 years ago that hundreds of civil rights activists were brutally beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., while peacefully marching for voting rights. Yesterday, President Obama returned to that historic landmark to commemorate how far we've come—and how far we still have to go. Here are some of the most powerful quotes from his speech.
Selma 50th Anniversary March
"In one afternoon 50 years ago, so much of our turbulent history—the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow; the death of four little girls in Birmingham, and the dream of a Baptist preacher—met on this bridge."