Bridge Crossing Jubilee
By Robb Taylor
Selma, AL – The city of Selma's annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee was named one of the Top 10 Events of 2009 by the Alabama Tourism Department. The list is part of the Year of Alabama History, which Governor Bob Riley kicked off December 12th at the State Department of Archives and History in Montgomery. The Year of Alabama History coincides with the 189th birthday celebration of Alabama's statehood. Sam Walker, a consultant for the National Voting Rights Museum, said the recognition of the Jubilee is important for Selma and the state. The Bridge Crossing Jubilee from March 5-9 is sponsored by the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The event commemorates "Bloody Sunday" and the Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights, which took place in 1965.