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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…

Hillary Clinton to Participate in Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee

The former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady will be in Selma for the bridge crossing jubilee. She will participate in jubilee activities, but more importantly she will be there to voice her support for the Lift Our Vote 2020 initiative. The initiative is aimed at having every American that can vote to be registered and at the…

Bloody Sunday 52nd Anniversary March

March 5th marked the 52nd Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma. Hundreds of people gathered in Selma to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge 52 years after the original protestors marched in the Civil Rights Movement. Some people who marched during that time were there to cross the bridge again, and were so thankful their efforts weren’t forgotten. “We were scared,…