Former President Obama pastor to speak in Selma

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - President Obama's controversial former
pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, is headed to Alabama.

Wright will speak Thursday evening at an event in Selma marking
the anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights

Wright's fiery rhetoric threatened to derail Obama's bid for the
White House last year.

The National Voting Rights Museum and Institute in Selma is
sponsoring Wright's appearance.

Critics of the visit include Alabama's lone black congressman, Democrat Artur Davis, who was President Obama's state campaign chairman is is now running for governor.

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