2024 Bridge Crossing Jubilee Event Schedule

Published 6:45 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

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This year’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee marks the 59th anniversary of the historic Selma to Montgomery March. The reenactment pays homage to the transformative civil rights journey of 1965. Led by iconic freedom fighting figures like Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis, the 1965 march helped solidify African Americans’ constitutional right to vote and the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Selma Jubilee’s website, fittingly articulates this year’s events as: “Commemorating the Struggle, Celebrating the Victory.” The 59th anniversary commemorative events are listed as follows:

March 1

Education Summit from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Wallace Community College Selma (WCCS)

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Kingian Nonviolence Training Day 5 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation

Invisible Giants from 12 – 2 p.m. at Selma High School

Mock Trial from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Dallas County Courthouse

Public Conversation from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Wallace Community College Selma (WCCS)

March 2

Selma Bridge Crossing Festival at 7 a.m. on the Edmund Pettus Bridge

Jubilee Parade at 9 a.m.

Battle of the Bands from 10:45 – 11:15 pm. at the School of Discovery

Jubilee Street Festival from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Water Avenue

Intergenerational Hip Hop Political Summit from 1:30 – 4 p.m. on Water Avenue

Miss Jubilee Pageant from 5 – 7 p.m. at Selma High School

Mass Meeting from 7 – 9 p.m. this is an online event (TBA)

March 3

Martin & Coretta King Unity Breakfast from 7 – 9 a.m. at Wallace Community College Selma. Tickets are $75.

Sunday Morning Services from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Clinton Capel, Brown Chapel Church and First Baptist Church

Pre-March Rally from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Brown Chapel AME Church

Tribute to the Footsoldiers Concert from 4 p.m. at the Foot of the Pettus Bridge on Water Avenue