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Selma to Montgomery March Re-enactment

The Selma to Montgomery March was a turning point in the fight for civil rights. On March 7th 1965, a group of 600 people began the march from Selma to Montgomery. Marchers were protesting voter discrimination against black citizens. The peaceful protesters were met by attack dogs, fire hoses, and police batons on the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma. Images…

Amy Klobuchar Is Ending Her Presidential Campaign, Will Endorse Biden

Sen. Amy Klobuchar in Selma on Sunday, Feb. 29, 2020 – (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) is ending her Democratic presidential campaign and is set to endorse Joe Biden. Her campaign says she is flying to Dallas and plans to join Biden at his rally Monday night. The Minnesota senator is the third presidential candidate to drop out…

Thousands Attend Bridge Crossing Jubilee Finale in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Thousands of people marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Sunday — at the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The Sunday line up events at the Bridge Crossing Jubilee — are the high point — of the annual four-day celebration. The day started with the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast. Followed by worship services…

Bridge Crossing Jubilee: Complete Schedule

The 55th Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is underway in Selma. This annual event remembers Bloody Sunday and celebrates civil rights history. Bloody Sunday happened on March 7, 1965. That’s when hundreds of people marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma to call for equal voting rights. They were met by dozens of Alabama State Troopers who beat them. That…

Bridge Crossing Jubilee Update: More Big Names Announced

In addition to 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer are expected to be at the 2020 Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, happening this Sunday, March 1st. Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams is also expected to attend. Former State Sen. Hank Sanders says…

Elizabeth Warren Scheduled to Be in Selma on Bloody Sunday

Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is scheduled to be in Selma on Sunday, which will mark the 55th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Former State Sen. Hank Sanders says Warren will take part in the Historical Selma Presidential Forum on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Wallace Community College Selma. Sanders says the event is the first-ever presidential forum to be…

Extra: ASU Civil Rights Interpretive Center Scheduled to Open in 2020

Alabama News Network has an update on a story we’ve been covering for years. The civil rights interpretive center at Alabama State University is now scheduled to open in March 2020. That would be in time for the 55th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday civil rights march of 1965. The center was originally supposed to open in 2015, in time…

Selma’s Jubilee Bridge Crossing Re-Enactment Goes on As Planned

Chants of “No Justice, No Peace” rang out in downtown Selma Sunday, as marchers refused to let the stormy weather impact the annual Jubilee Bridge Crossing festivities. Thousands took part in this year’s Bridge Crossing Re-Enactment, painting a picture of what it like on Bloody Sunday in 1965. “My great-grandmother marched with Dr. King in 1965, across the Edmund Pettus…

Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast Kickoff Bloody Sunday Re-enactment

Presidential Candidates Corey Booker and Bernie Sanders were among the high ranking officials at the breakfast Sunday. Fifty four years after bloody Sunday, voting rights and voter suppression were the hot topics. Reverend Jesse Jackson says that Selma should not be used as an annual prop. He says Selma presents an opportunity for rural reconstruction. Former Secretary of State and…

More Attendees Announced for 2019 Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma

Organizers of the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma have announced the names of more people who will be coming to this year’s event from across the country. The list includes potential 2020 presidential candidates. “We expect five or six presidential candidates, a number of national civil rights leaders as well as other national leaders,” former state senator and organizer…