Sasha and Malia Obama were a part of history on Saturday as they joined their parents along with numerous activists who came together to remember ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Alabama. The girls smiled and supported their father as he gave a powerful speech after crossing the bridge where all of the action took place five decades prior.
“I want to say what an extraordinary honor this has been, especially to have Sasha and Malia,” said President Obama. “I say to my daughters the same thing I say to the young people who work for me, and that is it is a glorious task that we are given to continually try to improve this great country of ours. And we shouldn’t shy away from that work and we shouldn’t be complacent about it. And everybody’s got to find their own way to do it.”
In addition to visiting Selma, the Obama girls also stopped by the Library of Congress on Sunday to view the original manuscript of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address. Sasha and Malia will celebrate their fourteenth and seventeenth birthdays this summer.