Jubilee slated for first weekend in March

Published 6:51 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is scheduled for March 1 through 4 and will feature more than 40 events, half of which will be free.

The celebration was established to commemorate “Bloody Sunday,” the Selma to Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and this year recognizes the 54th year since these historic events took place.

This year’s event will feature two days of live music from Dottie Peoples, gospel group The Angelic Harmonizers, hip-hop artist Young DRO and many more, as well as stories from veterans and foot soldiers who were on the frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Tickets to both days of performances are only $12.

Additionally, there will be a mock trial and the Freedom Flame Awards Gala honoring Susan Taylor, Lillian Gregory, Gwen Carr, Lynda Lowery and Yusef Saalam.

This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast will take place Sunday with featured speaker former Sen. Hillary Clinton, as will the march to kick off the “Lift Our Vote 2020” campaign. The march will set out from the former Concordia College campus at 9 a.m.

Along with all of this, there will be a variety of vendors lining the streets and a slew of workshops and discussions taking place throughout the weekend, as well as a golf tournament in Valley Grande and a celebrity basketball game.

This year’s event will be held on Water Avenue.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.selmajubilee.com or contact the Bridge Crossing Jubilee committee at 334-526-2626.