NABCJ walked across Edmund Pettus Bridge

Published 7:04 am Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice visited Selma last Saturday.

The NABCJ celebrated 400 years of African-American History Commission. Over 200 people attended and was across from various parts of the country.

NABCJ members discussed their  visit to Selma and its purpose.

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“Our history and heritage is important, NABCJ member Ted Ellis said. “The sacrifice we made to preserve our history to those who laid their lives on the line for  us years ago.”

NABCJ Board member Addie Richbourg also reminded the group how important Selma was to the mission.

Selma Police Captain Johnny King, who’s semi-retired, said he was honored to participate in the event.

“The Selma Police Department needs to be part of public retlations events like this,” King said.

Selma City Councilwoman Jannie Thomas said the event was more important to the youth.

“I loved the event,” Thomas said. “We had so many young people take part in this.”

Selma City Council President Billy Young said he loved seeing the gathering of regional and national law enforcement officers at Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church.

“The gathering at Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church was filled with positive energy,”Young said. “We were so thankful to host this gathering for these exceptional men and women in law enforcement.”