The nation's first black attorney general has told an audience in Selma that it will take much more than the election of the nation's first black president to make Martin Luther King's dream come true.

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Sunday to more than 500 people at Selma's bridge-crossing jubilee, which marked the 44th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march that led to passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Holder told an audience at Wallace Community College that it's not time for rest and he urged his audience to keep defending the Voting Rights Act, which is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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