Rev. Leodis Strong

COVID-19 Creates New Challenges to Effort to End Hunger in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The COVID-19 crisis continues to create new challenges in the fight to stamp out hunger. Namely, the pandemic has affected both the food supply — and demand for food. The Selma Area Food Bank has been working to end hunger in West Alabama — for close to 30 years. Executive Director Jeff Harrison says the…

Congressman John Lewis’ Passing Leaves Void in Bridge Crossing Jubilee

From the West Alabama newsroom– Congressman John Lewis was a fixture at the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma. He used his influence — to support the effort to commemorate Bloody Sunday — and the Selma to Montgomery marches. Lewis rarely missed an opportunity to attend the Jubilee over the years. His iconic stature helped grow the event into one…

Abrams & Biden Headline Speakers at Historic Brown Chapel Church

From the West Alabama Newsroom– A couple of big names are on the way to Selma for the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee. Presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden — and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams will be among the speakers at Historic Brown Chapel Church during Jubilee weekend. Pastor Leodis Strong says Biden — will be one of the guest speakers…