Dance rejection protest planned in Selma, Ala.
By Selma youth upset with mayor over dance flap
Selma, Al – - Members of a group with ties to the Freedom
Foundation say they'll protest the city of Selma's rejection of
their plan to perform a dance routine on the Edmund Pettus Bridge
as part of a voting rights celebration.
The celebration is scheduled Friday. Mayor George Evans said the
bridge will close from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for choirs to
perform and officials to make speeches, but he will not allow the
Organizers of the dance say they will gather at City Hall Friday
to protest the city's decision and march along Broad Street to
Memorial Park on the east side of the bridge, where they will
perform their choreographed routine.
The group says dancing on the bridge is a metaphor for unifying
the youth of Selma.