The campaign rally at Selma 50年前のセルマで起きた「血の日曜日事件」を選挙運動に利用
The campaign rally at Selma
When President Obama marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma he had Republican company. The casual reader/viewer might not know that, because in the wake of an occasion that the president transformed into a Democratic campaign rally some of the Republicans who joined him were relegated to the margins, sometimes even cut out of the photographs.
Making the Republicans visible conflicts with the contemporary narrative that the Grand Old Party is bad and repentant, and it’s the Democrats who are heir to the work of the abolitionists, and to this day are always on the scout to do something for the forgotten man.