Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee starts tonight

Published 6:39 am Thursday, March 2, 2023

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The 58th annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee returns this week. 

Events start tonight and conclude Sunday afternoon. President Joe Biden will attend Sunday.

The Jubilee opens Thursday with Mass Meeting, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, from 7-9 p.m., with a guest speaker still undecided.

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Friday’s Schedule

-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. Robert White III,  Obi Egbuna 9 a.m.-noon.

-Children’s Sojourn, Virtual Sessions, 9 a.m.-noon, Selma High School Auditorium.

-Voting Rights History Bowl, Tipton Middle School, 1-2:30 p.m.

-Induction into Women’s Hall of Fame, National Voting Rights Museum, 3 p.m.

-Mock Trial, Dallas County Courthouse, 5 p.m.

-Film Screening, Q&A, “Freedom Riders, Carrying Forward their legacy,” 7 p.m., Walton Theater.

-Public Conversation, Earl Goodwin Theatre, WCCS, 7 p.m.

-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. 

-Annual Courageous Free Thinkers Celebration, 6 p.m., Ebenezer Missionary Baptist  Church.

-Battle of the Bands, Parking lot of School of Discovery Parking Lot, 8-10 a.m.

-Educating, Motivating and Orchestrating Voter turnout from beginning to end, 10:30 a.m., Wallace Community College-Selma.

-Jubilee Street Festival, Water Ave. Foot of the Pettus Bridge, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

-Under the Bridge, the need for reparations in Selma and beyond, Historic Brown Chapel AME Church, noon.

-TJC Voting Rights Series, “Voting Rights Under Attack, the fight continues, noon, WCCS.

-Film Screening Q&A, “Lynching Postcards: Token of a Great Day’’, 1 p.m., Walton Theater.

-TJC Voting Rights Series:  The Fight Continues,” 1:30 p.m., WCCS.

-Intergenerational Hip Hop Summit, 1:30 p.m., Edmund Pettus Bridge.

-21st Century Leadership Revisited, WCCS-Hank Sanders building, 2 p.m.

-Good People Summit, Selma University, 2 p.m.

-Organizing to Build an Alabama Statewide Grassroots Coalition for Social Change, WCCS-Hank Sanders Building, 3 p.m.

-TJC Voting Rights Series:  “Battling Voter Suppression,” 3 p.m., WCCS.

-TJC Voting Rights Series:  The Fight Continues,” 4:30 p.m., WCCS.

-MAAFA (Black Holocaust) Remembrance Ceremony, 5:30 p.m., Ancient Africa Enslavement and Civil War Museum,

-Backwards March, 5:30 p.m., Edmund Pettus Bridge.

-Miss Jubilee Pageant, Selma High School, 6 p.m.

-Freedom Flame Gala, Former Concordia College Campus, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday’s Schedule: 

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

-Annual Courageous Free Thinkers Worship  Service, 9 a.m., Ebenezer Missionary Baptist  Church.

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

– Pre-march rally, Brown Chapel AME Church, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

-Fight for the Vote March & Rally starting from Brown Chapel over Edmund Pettus Bridge, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

–Gospel Concert & Bridge Awards: Foot of the Pettus Bridge on Water Ave., 4 p.m.

-Bridge Awards, Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation, 5:30 p.m.

Editor’s Note: This is the schedule currently. Events are scheduled to change.