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Kamala Harris to speak Sunday in Selma on Bloody Sunday anniversary

Harris is to be joined in Selma by several officials from President Joe Biden’s administration.

Vice President Kamala Harris is to travel to Selma on Sunday to take part in ​​a commemoration of Bloody Sunday with a walk across the Edmund Pettis Bridge, the White House announced on Tuesday. 

Harris is to be joined by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan.

Harris is to make remarks during Sunday’s 57th anniversary of the attack by police on Black voting rights marchers.

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Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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"If we all continue to work together, to march together, to fight together, we will secure the freedom to vote,” Harris said.

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The Selma to Montgomery marches helped lead to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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 "Friends, there is no cause more righteous than the right to vote," the vice president said.