President Joe Biden says he’s fighting against those who are trying to keep certain parts of African-American history from being taught in the classroom.
“You can’t just choose to learn what we want to know and not what we should know. We should learn everything: the good, the bad, the truth of who we are as a nation,” Biden said.
Biden made his comments Sunday in Selma, Alabama, during ceremonies commemorating the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a turning point in the civil rights movement. The ceremony was held at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where 600 marchers crossed and suffered attacks from state troopers. The march was led by John Lewis, who went on to represent the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than three decades.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell also spoke at the ceremony: “It was here in Selma, Alabama, that ordinary people dared to make sure that this nation lived up to its highest ideals of justice and democracy.”
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