Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee schedule announced
SELMA, Ala. (WSFA) - The annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is coming up in Selma in a few weeks.
The jubilee will be March 3-6, concluding with a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Some events going virtual while others will be in person.
Vice President Kamala Harris will join the jubilee on Sunday. She will cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge and deliver remarks.
This year’s music festival will be free of charge. It will include a health village where people can be tested for everything from HIV to high blood pressure.
Also this year, the jubilee will recognize educators with a new feature called the Educators Hall of Fame.
Some other popular events that will be a little different are that the Children’s Sojourn will be virtual. Also, the annual Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast will be a drive -thru at Wallace Community College in Selma. U.S. Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina will speak at the breakfast.
Here is the full schedule:
Thursday, March 3
7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Mass Meeting, Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1431 Broad St. Speakers: TBA
Friday, March 4
6:30 a.m. - Jubilee Golf Tournament, Valley Grande Golf Course, 1009 Warrior Dr., Valley Grande, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Dr. Leroy Maxwell, 334-412-8090, Fee: $50
9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Education Summit: Virtual Sessions. Speakers and presenters: Dr. Adelaide Sanford, Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-VA, Dr. Linda Darling, Hammond, Dr. Ray Winbush, Dr. Patricia Payne, Dr. Robert White III, Dr. Chike Akua, Dr. Joyce King, Dr. Leonard & Rosalind Jeffries, Mrs. Augusta
9 a.m.-12 p.m. - Children’s Sojourn, Virtual Sessions. Fee: $7
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Protecting the Vote and Combating Voter Suppression Workshop
1:30 p..m-3 p.m. - Defeat Attacks on Voting Rights, Protests and Critical Race Teaching Workshop. Both workshops are with the Transformative Justice Coalition at Earl Goodwin Auditorium at Wallace College
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Induction into Educators Hall of Excellence, National Voting Rights Museum, 6 Highway 80 East
5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Mock Trial, Dallas County Courthouse, 105 Lauderdale St. Expert witnesses: Texas Southern Law School students - Whether the ban on critical race theory (Black history) is in violation of the 14th Amendment
7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Public Conversation, ”Sound the Trumpet: A Moral Cry for a Moral Crisis” with the Poor People’s Campaign, First Baptist Church, 709 Martin Luther King Jr. St.
Saturday, March 5
8 a.m.-10 a.m. - Foot Soldiers Breakfast, Selma Amphitheater, Tickets: $5 donation
8 a.m.-10 a.m. - Jubilee Parade, Begins: Concordia College-2180 Broad St. to Edmund Pettus Bridge on Water Ave.
10 a.m.-11 a.m. - Battle of the Bands, parking lot of School of Discovery, 400 Washington St.
11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Intergenerational Hip Hop Summit, Riverfront Amphitheater, Guests: Mumu Fresh, Kalonji Jama Changa, Olimatta Taal, Minister Server, Tassili Ma’at, Dr. Dia, DJ Oscar Austin, Huggy Bear Da Poet, Sheyann Webb-Christburg, Kumasi Amin, Pastor Mike McBride, Councilor LaTonya Tate, Joc, Jerria Martin, FD Reese Foundation, Activist Pressure, George Edwards Jr, Derricius Chambers, Anointed Creation, NoLuv Lingo, Jasz Martinez, Hase of Spades, Foreign Wheezy, DeAndre Perryman, Charms, The H.Y.P.E. Movement, Pike County NAACP Youth Council, Lotus, Don Amir The Brand, and more
11 a.m.-7 p.m. - Jubilee Street Festival, Water Ave. Foot of the Pettus Bridge, Performances by: MuMu Fresh, Sherod Coleman & Chozen Thomas, Alphonso Bowen & Co., The Angelic Harmonizers, New Beginning, Echoraires (Gospel), Alvin Garrett(R&B) Charles Adam, Jock Webb, Steve Perry (Blues) and stories from Foot-Soldiers of the Movement. Free admission
4 p.m.-5 p.m. - Voting issues workshops, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, virtual sessions
4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Restoring the Right to Vote Workshop with TJC at Earl Goodwin Auditorium at Wallace College
7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Freedom Flame Awards Gala, George Evans Building, 2 Lawrence St. Tickets: $50 (per person) $500 or $1000 (per table) Honorees: LaTosha Brown (Black Voters Matter), George Sallie, Kumasi Amin, Karen Jones, Augustus and Gail Townes, Shelia Tyson, Sam Walker
Sunday, March 6
7 a.m.-9:30 a.m. - Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast, WCCS, 3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway. Tickets: $25
10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Sunday Morning Services, various churches in Selma - Tabernacle Baptist Church, Clinton Chapel, Brown Chapel Church, First Baptist Church
12 p.m.-1 p.m. - Induction into Legal Guardians Hall of Fame, National Voting Rights Museum, 6 Highway 80 East
1 p.m.-2 p.m. - Pre-march rally, Brown Chapel AME Church, 410 Martin Luther King St.
2 p.m.-3 p.m. - Fight for the Vote march and rally starting from Brown Chapel over Edmund Pettus Bridge
4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Gospel concert and Bridge Awards: Foot of the Pettus Bridge on Water Ave. Featuring: Brian Courtney Wilson, Jasmine Williams & others. Tickets: $10 donation or free admission with Saturday festival attendance
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