Both Hillary, Obama to be at Selma Jubilee
WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is slated to speak at an annual civil rights commemoration in Selma on Sunday at the same time and just a few doors from where rival candidate Barack Obama is scheduled to speak.
State Democratic leaders and event organizers said they couldn't remember a time when two leading presidential candidates spoke at the Bridge Crossing Jubilee, held annually in honor of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.
"It's a first," said Tarana Burke, a spokeswoman for Selma's National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, which sponsors the event. "We're just excited that both of them realize how important Selma was for the movement ... Both of them are directly affected by the voting rights movement, and we're glad they appreciate that enough to come and help us commemorate."
Clinton, a Democratic senator from New York, is scheduled to headline the 10 a.m. service at First Baptist Church before representing her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at his induction into the museum's hall of fame, Burke said.
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