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Watch: President Obama's Selma speech on race and civil rights

President Barack Obama spoke in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the day civil rights protesters in the state were brutally beaten by police officers when they tried to march in support of voting rights. The widely televised event helped usher in the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which dramatically changed the electorate in the South.

Read the full transcript of the speech.