Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee will be held this week

Published 7:59 am Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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The annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee returns to a live format this week.

Events start on Thursday and conclude Sunday afternoon.

The theme is Return to the Bridge; Fight for the Vote.

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Former State Senator Hank Sanders, a co-founder of the Jubilee, said a guest speaker will be the Bridge Crossing on Sunday, but he did not reveal the name.

Sunday’s festival is free if you attend Saturday, the price will be $10.

The Jubilee opens Thursday with Mass Meeting, Tabernacle Baptist Church, from 7-9 p.m. with Pastor Cecilia Bryant as speaker.

Several events are on the schedule for Friday:

-Jubilee Golf Tournament at Valley Grande Golf Course, sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, 6:30 a.m. fee: $50

-Education Summit: Virtual Sessions. Speakers & Presenters: Dr. Adelaide Sanford, Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D,VA), Dr. Linda Darling, Hammond, Dr. Ray Winbush, Dr. Patricia Payne, Dr. Robert White III, Dr. Chike Akua, Dr. Joyce King, Dr. Leonard & Rosalind Jeffries, Mrs. Augusta Mann, 9 a.m.-noon.

-Children’s Sojourn, Virtual Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon.

-Protecting the Vote and Combating Voter Suppression Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

-Defeat Attacks on Voting Rights, Protests and Critical Race Teaching Workshop, 1:30-3 p.m. Both workshops with Transformative Justice Coalition (TJC) at Earl Goodwin Auditorium, Wallace Community College-Selma.

-Induction into Educators Hall of Excellence, National Voting Rights Museum, (NVRM) 6 Hwy 80 East, 2:30 -3:30 p.m.

-Mock Trial, Dallas County Courthouse, 105 Lauderdale St. Expert Witnesses: Texas Southern Law School Students -Whether the ban on critical race theory (Black History) is in violation of the 14th Amendment, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

-Public Conversation, “Sound the Trumpet: A Moral Cry for a Moral Crisis” with the Poor People’s Campaign, First Baptist Church, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday’s schedule:

-Foot Soldiers Breakfast, Selma High School, tickets: $5, 8 -10 a.m.,

-Jubilee Parade begins at Concordia College, 2180 Broad St. to Edmund Pettus Bridge on Water Avenue, 8-10 a.m.

-Battle of the Bands, Parking lot of School of Discovery Parking Lot, 10-11 a.m.

-Intergenerational Summit, Selma Amphitheater Guests: Mumu Fresh, Kalonji Jama Changa, Olimatta Taal, Minister Server, Tassili Ma’at, Dr. Dia, DJ Oscar Austin, Huggy Bear Da Poet, Sheyann Webb-Christburg, Kumasi Amin, Pastor Mike McBride, Councilor LaTonya Tate, Joc, Jerria Martin, FD Reese Foundation, Activist Pressure, George Edwards Jr, Derricius Chambers, Anointed Creation, NoLuv Lingo, Jasz Martinez, Hase of Spades, Foreign Wheezy, DeAndre Perryman, Charms, The H.Y.P.E. Movement, Pike County NAACP Youth Council, Lotus, Don Amir The Brand, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

-Jubilee Street Festival, Water Ave. Foot of the Pettus Bridge, Performances by: MuMu Fresh, Sherod Coleman & Chozen Thomas, Alphonso Bowen & Co., The Angelic Harmonizers, New Beginning, Echoraires (Gospel), Alvin Garrett(R&B) Charles Adam, Jock Webb, Steve Perry (Blues) and stories from Foot-Soldiers of the Movement, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission.

-Voting Issues Workshops, NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Virtual Sessions, 4-5 p.m.

-Broadway musical “Turning 15 on the Road o Freedom” at Riverfront Theatre, 5 p.m.

-Restoring the Right to Vote Workshop with TJC at Earl Goodwin Auditorium at WCCS, 4-5:30 p.m.

-Freedom Flame Awards , George Evans Building. Honorees: TBA, Tickets: $50 (per person) $500 or $1,000 (per table) Performance by: LaTosha Brown (Black Voters Matter), George Sallie, Kumasi Amin, Karen Jones, Augustus & Gail Townes, Shelia Tyson, Sam Walker

Sunday’s Schedule:

– Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast, WCCS, tickets: $25, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

-Sunday Morning Services, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Clinton Chapel, Brown Chapel Church, First Baptist Churchh, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

-Induction into Legal Guardians Hall of Fame, National Voting Rights Museum, noon-1 p.m.

– Pre-march rally, Brown Chapel AME Church, 1-2 p.m.

-Fight for the Vote March & Rally starting from Brown Chapel over Edmund Pettus Bridge, 2-3 p.m. with Vice-President Kamala Harris,

-Gospel Concert & Bridge Awards: Foot of the Pettus Bridge on Water Ave. Featuring: Brian Courtney Wilson, Jasmine Williams & others Tickets: $10 donation or free admission with Saturday festival attendance, 4-6:30 p.m.

Editor’s Note: This is the schedule at press time. Events are scheduled to change.