Stars Fall on Alabama This Weekend for Selma50

Current and former heads of state, policymakers, civil rights leaders and entertainers are in Selma or making their way there to attend star-studded events in honor of the 50th Anniversary of historic events chronicled...

Selma50 Workshops Focus on Today’s Civil Rights Issues

The annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is more than a commemoration of "Bloody Sunday" and the movement for voting rights 50 years ago. Its activities reflect the on-going nature of the Freedom Movement. A host of...

Obama’s Selma Speech To Invoke Continuing Obligation to the Freedom Struggle

Later this week President Barack Obama will likely invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present during his visit to Selma on Saturday. The nation's first Black president plans a speech from the Edmund...

Selma Jubilee Youth Summit Turns Up Issues Facing NextGen Leaders

An extraordinary group of nationally and internationally renowned next-generation leaders and veterans of the voting rights movement will convene for Selma50 to discuss the past and set a course to tackle modern-day civil rights...

“An All-Star Salute to Selma” Set for Bridge Crossing Jubilee On Sunday, March 8

(Selma, AL - February 10, 2015) -- “An All-Star Salute to Selma” docu-concert featuring well-known gospel and R&B artists will culminate nearly a week of activities commemorating the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" on Sunday,...

Montgomery Announces City Events in Selma50 Anniversary

MONTGOMERY – City, county and community leaders in Alabama's capital hosted a media briefing Thursday to update the public on plans for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery March. "Today, we want...

President Obama Budgets $50 Million to Restore Civil Rights Sites

President Barack Obama is calling for $50 million to restore national parks sites associated with the civil rights movement to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. The president’s budget -- which has...

Obama Returns to Alabama As President for Selma50 Anniversary

The former Senator from Chicago, IL, who crossed Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge as a presidential candidate in March 2007 will return to Alabama in March 2015 as the sitting 44th President of the United...

Moral Monday: Anatomy of a 21st-Century Movement

Listening to Rev. William Barber II is like a lesson in ancient theology applied to 21st century life. It sounds old, yet feels new. It echoes an ancient struggle between good and evil, though,...

Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival in Birmingham Aug. 23-24

Birmingham, AL (July 22, 2014) - The two-day TASTE OF 4TH AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL returns to downtown Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue District Downtown on August 23rd-24th with its soulful sampling of local and national...