Obama and family visit many houses of worship

A pictorial review of some of the churches the Obama family visited during the past eight years. Then-Senator Barack Obama, Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, and Rev. Clete Kiley hold hands and sing at the end of a church service in Selma, Ala., on the 2007 commemoration of “Bloody Sunday.”  In 1965, state troopers violently attacked a peaceful civil rights march — on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. (Roberto Schmidt/ AFP/Getty Images) First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the keynote address at the 49th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference of the AME Church in June 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. She told the crowd to

Bernard LaFayette Jr. Wins Gandhi Award

Bernard LaFayette Jr., whose memoir “In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma” was released in paperback earlier this year, has been awarded the 2016 Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and Peace.

Amelia Boynton Remembered as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Selma Movement

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights movement. Mrs. Boynton, as she was known throughout the movement, had been hospitalized since suffering a stroke in July. She was a courageous voting rights crusader who was brutally beaten on “Bloody Sunday” on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the first leg of the Selma to Montgomery, Ala. March that provided the impetus for passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was signed into law by President Lyndon B.