U.S. Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia and one of the original marchers on Selma, introduces President Barack Obama during the 50th anniversary of the march that sparked the Voting Rights Act. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia and one of the original marchers on Selma, introduced President Barack Obama on Saturday (March 7), during the 50th anniversary commemoration of the pivotal march that sparked the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Obama, the first black U.S. president, delivered remarks at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where police and state troopers beat and used tear gas against peaceful marchers who were advocating against racial discrimination at the voting booth. The event became known as "Bloody Sunday" and prompted a follow-up march led by civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.