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Clinton speaks at bus boycott anniversary event in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Tuesday, on the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' arrest, state and national leaders came together to celebrate and honor a movement and focus on moving forward.

Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker at the event at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church -- the church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once served as pastor and where the bus boycott was planned.

It was a mixture of celebration and a reminder for those in the crowd to not stop pushing for equality. 

Clinton said the movements of 60 years ago helped get us to where we are today, but she says work still needs to be done on social issues.

Clinton and other speakers discussed how there are still inequalities in America, referencing recent issues involving police, high minority incarceration rates and potential restrictions to voting.

"We cannot go on like this. We've got to change. We must strengthen the bonds of trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. In too many parts of America today that trust has broken down. Let's remember that everyone benefits when there is respect for the law and when everyone is respected by the law," Clinton said.

Clinton also said the recent voter identification laws and closing of driver's license offices in Alabama could threaten voting rights. 

Clinton said today's generation owes it to those of the past to make sure improvements are made just like those leaders 60 years ago.

"They knew that segregation was a distortion of justice not an expression of it. They also knew that sometimes lawmakers get it wrong. and when that happens it's up to lawyers and judges to make it right," Clinton said.

She and other speakers also honored Fred Grey who represented Rosa Parks. The event lauded the role lawyers plaid in the Civil Rights Movement.

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