Obama, Clinton mark infamous civil rights clash – CNN.com SELMA, Alabama (CNN) — The top two Democratic presidential contenders fought Sunday for the support of African-American voters in a place infamous for a bloody clash between voting rights protesters and police. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama spoke on the 42nd anniversary of the 1965 Selma voting rights march, a turning point in the civil rights movement that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. On that day, police, enforcing Gov. George Wallace’s ban on demonstrations, attacked more than 500 protesters with tear gas and batons as they marched from Selma to Montgomery.
Not that they’re obligated, but no Republican candidate came to Selma? They probably don’t even know the history of today’s date. My opinion, I think they should have had that on their agenda, regardless if the area is a Democratic stronghold. Or maybe they just didn’t want to offend their extreme right constituents.