- President Joe Biden listed accomplishments in the White House, including appointing the first Black woman Supreme Court justice, as he sought to strengthen ties with Black voters at a hallowed site for the 1960s civil-rights movement ahead of a planned 2024 reelection bid.
- Biden spoke in Selma, Alabama, to mark the 58th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when White state troopers attacked voting-rights demonstrators.
- Biden leaned heavily on Black voter support to resuscitate his flagging bid for the Democratic nomination in 2020 and deliver key swing states such as Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania on Election Day.
- Biden has backed changes to the Democratic primary calendar that make South Carolina the first state to vote — a shift that also moves Georgia ahead of Super Tuesday and will elevate Black voters’ impact in future races.
- He has been stymied in his efforts to pass new voting-rights and police reform legislation.
Biden Marks Selma’s 1965 ‘Bloody Sunday’ With Eye on 2024 Race
President Joe Biden marked the 58th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama, seeking to strengthen ties with Black voters ahead of a planned 2024 reelection bid. Biden has backed changes to the Democratic primary calendar to elevate Black voters’ impact in future races.