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The 56th Anniversary Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, the largest annual civil rights event in the nation, is scheduled to take place March 5-7 as we honor the past, examine the present and look forward to the future of the fight for equity and justice. This year’s theme is:

 

Beyond the Bridge: People Power, Political Power, Economic Power

 

This epic undertaking is making history in a brand new way by going global and virtual for the first time ever! The Jubilee will be a time of celebration, education and commemoration, with activities for people of all ages -- and the entire weekend is designed for you to stay engaged, stay safe and log in from anywhere in the world. You won’t want to miss:

 

  • A special appearance by legendary civil rights leaders, Ambassador Andrew Young and Dolores Huerta

  • A tribute to the late Congressman John Lewis

  • Powerful stories of Foot Soldiers in the movement, in their own words 

  • Step Show and Battle of the Bands Competitions

  • A soul-stirring Gospel Concert

  • Virtual Music and Film Festivals

  • The Virtual Crossing Reenactment across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, 

  • and so much more!

 

Musical Performances by:

TL Cross

Needlz

Sebastian Kole w/ Symba

Kim Waters

Yolanda Harper

Toni Redd

Alvin Garrett

with a special headliner performance

 

Speeches, talks, and workshops featuring special guests:

KeKe Palmer, actress, activist, and music artist

James Clyburn, congressman, majority whip and third-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives

Derrick Johnson, president & CEO, NAACP

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president & senior lecturer, Repairers of the Breach

Tafeni English, director, SPLC Civil Rights Memorial Center 

Nina Turner, Ohio U.S. congressional candidate, activist and politician

Dr. Sekou Franklin, associate professor, Political Science and International Relations, Middle Tennessee State University

LaTosha Brown, co-founder, Black Voters Matter

Terra Foster, executive director, Alabama NAACP and Alabama House of Representatives District 33 Candidate

Reverend James Lawson, civil and human rights activist, university professor, and strategist

Dr. Joyce E. King, Benjamin E. Mays endowed chair for Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Georgia State University

Elizabeth A. Davis, president, Washington Teachers’ Union

William White, social emotional learning specialist and a teacher coach

Kennard Randolph, CEO, Selma Housing Authority

Angel Durr, founder and CEO, Data Ready

Dr. Keith D. Parker, founder + CEO | National Education and Empowerment Coalition, Inc. and professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, FAMU

Anthony Brock, Montgomery head of school and co-founder, Valiant Cross AcademyLenice C. Emanuel, MLA, executive director, Alabama Institute for Social Justice

Ana Delia Espino, executive director, Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ)

Isabel Rubio, executive director, Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA)

Karissa Lewis, national field director, Movement for Black Lives

Dr. Mary Elizabeth King, director, James Lawson Institute

Kazu Haga, founder and coordinator, East Point Peace Academy

...and many more!

 

Registration is FREE, but that’s not all…

 

Early-bird registrants will get exclusive access to our pre-Jubilee Symposium for Social Change February 13th. Get ready for interactive workshops and live Q&A featuring activist Nina Turner, Dr. Sekou Franklin, a lineup of incredible educators and a special celebrity guest! The theme is This Is Your Grandparent’s Movement: The Significance of Intergenerational Understanding and Shared Action. Simply speaking, we work better when we work together!

"If we want to honor the courage of those who marched that day, then all of us are called to possess their moral imagination. All of us will need to feel, as they did, the fierce urgency of now."

- President Barack Obama