Barack Obama Talks Race, Ferguson And His Legacy With Journalists Aboard Air Force One

Many are still in awe of President Barack Obama’s passionate speech, which commemorated the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” a televised horrific beating of peaceful protectors that helped shed light on the Civil Rights movement, and aided in getting the voting rights act of 1965 passed.

But before Barack Obama galvanized tens of thousands in Selma, aboard Air-Force One he sat one-on-one with journalists from several outlets and took questions ranging from Ferguson, living in a post racial society, and potentially being a historic marker just like Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson.

And while the president didn’t shy away from any of the hard-pressed questions, Obama said the best part of the day’s festivities would be for his daughters to march across the bridge and realize the opportunities afforded for them weren’t there 50 years ago.

Read the president’s comments surrounding the current racial climate and why he believes his election to office will have a profound impact on young black boys and girls

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