Selma will again see a significant population increase during the upcoming Jubilee weekend, when tens of thousands of visitors converge on the city for the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The 2013 event will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 through Monday, March 4.

Jubilee schedule nearly finalized

Published 8:27pm Saturday, February 2, 2013

As the weeks before the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee begin to close in, chairman Sam Walker said the final touches are being made and residents can expect a final schedule to be released by Tuesday.

Jubilee, which will begin Thursday, Feb. 28 and conclude on Monday, March 4 with the march to Montgomery, will host an array of events that are sure to attract people of all ages, Walker said.

One event that has been set in stone, and Walker said he is looking forward to, are the gospel performances that will be held Saturday, March 2 during the Jubilee Festival, held in the School of Discovery parking lot.

Gospel singers Luther Bares and Paul Porter will be performing beginning at 11 a.m. alongside a hip-hop artist and R&B performer. Tickets for the festival are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate.

A battle of the bands will also be held March 2 in the School of Discovery parking lot beginning at 11:30 a.m.

“There will also be several workshops throughout the week that should be very interesting and informative,” Walker said.

Several workshops will be held Saturday that discuss topics of workers’ rights, immigration laws, spiritual power of black history and many other issues. All workshops will be held at the St. James Hotel, 1200 Water Ave.

Also on Saturday, a Jubilee golf tournament, sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, will be held at the Valley Grande Golf Course, 1009 Warrior Drive. Breakfast and registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

These are just a few events to look forward to, Walker said.

“We continue to struggle and that’s why we do this every year,” he said.

The main event, which if, of course, is the march to Montgomery, will be Monday, March 4 in front of Brown Chapel Church at 1:30 p.m. All are invited and encouraged to participate.

“It’s shaping up to be a large crowd this year and I look forward to seeing who all comes out,” Walker said. “We’re expecting tremendous numbers from people around the country.”

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  • Hope for tomorrow

    I am amused by the statement “we continue to struggle”. I guess it is a struggle for the majority who are on welfare to get more of my hard earned tax dollars. Lets take civil rights to a new level and force people to work instead of keeping them as slaves hooked on the American tit of welfare. Democrats kept people as slaves before the civil war, democrats fought against civil rights and now they are determined to keep people as slaves on welfare. Maybe there would be less crime and less of our young people gunning others down if they realized the value of a dollar and had a job that gave them self esteem. Tell Senator Sanders and his wife to set you free instead of keeping you down and quit the hate propaganda. It is 2013, wake up Selma.

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