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"Equality is still a prize" -- Holder on 50th Selma anniversary

Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 01:14

Gospel music rings out in an iconic Alabama chapel, where Attorney General Eric Holder tells worshipers equality is ''still a prize'' on 50th Selma anniversary. Gavino Garay reports.

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Gospel music rings out through the iconic Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama -- inspiring hope as worshipers here mark the 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' ... the march that sparked the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It's part of a weekend of events commemorating a turning point in the civil rights movement... happening under the spotlight, once more, of police treatment of black civilians in parts of the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told worshipers that the fight for equality is far from over. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER SAYING: "Progress is not the ultimate goal. Equality is still a prize. Still even now it is clear we have more work to do, that our beloved community has not yet been formed, and that our society is not yet at a just peace." U.S. President Barack Obama traced the path of the Selma march the day before ... across the very bridge where peaceful African American protesters were beaten and tear gassed in their fight for voting equality.

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"Equality is still a prize" -- Holder on 50th Selma anniversary

Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 01:14