Clinton to be honored during Selma Jubilee

Published 6:58 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019

Former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will headline this year’s Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee scheduled to kick off Feb. 28.

Clinton will speak at the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast at Wallace Community College – Selma at 7:30 a.m. on March 3 and receive the International Unity Award and be inducted into the National Voting Rights Museum’s Women’s Hall of Fame.

Additionally, Clinton will speak at the Historic Brown Chapel AME Church and participate in the Bloody Sunday March.

Email newsletter signup

The former Secretary of State has previously participated in the annual event and this year will address the Lift Our Vote 2020 Initiative throughout the event.

“This will be a great Jubilee with Secretary Hillary Clinton, the kickoff of the national Lift Our Vote 20202 initiative, a number of presidential candidates coming to speak and various other powerful speakers and so many events,” said former Alabama Senator Hank Sanders. “It could be one of the best of the many great Jubilees.”

A press release noted that additional speakers for the event will be announced in the coming days.

Along with speakers, the event will feature an Old Fashioned Mass Meeting, a mock trial, workshops, inductions and much more.

“We celebrate the victories in voting rights,” said Faya Rose Toure, founder of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee. “We memorialize those who died in the struggle for voting rights. We prepare for the voting rights struggles ahead with the nonpartisan Lift Our Vote 2020 Initiative. The Jubilee covers so much and does so much.”