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Saturday, July 9, 2016
Performances by Area Male Choruses
All make choruses are invited
For more information contact Samuel Randolph 334-349-2004
Featuring Dr. Bernard Lafayette & Others
For more information, contact:
Hosted by Selma Avenue Church of Christ
Featuring Russell Bates of Simpson Street Church of Christ in Atlanta, GA
Further details TBA.
Members of the general public who wish to dig must pre-register. Contact 334-872-8058 for more information.
Selma, AL, July 28, 2016: You are invited to attend the Closing Ceremony for the 1st Connie Tucker Social Justice Internship on Sunday, July 31, 2016, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will honor 9 interns who have lived and worked in Selma and engaged in youth and community work for 5 weeks. In particular, they have implemented Project GROW in Selma and Montgomery which is a grassroots organization project. The interns are from Rhode Island and Alabama cities and include college students, high school students and community youth workers. The internship was initiated by the Selma Center for Nonviolence and the Bridge Crossing Jubilee to honor the life and work of Connie Tucker who helped start and grow the National Voting Rights Museum, the Bridge Crossing Jubilee and the Selma Tracking Movement. Your attendance would demonstrate your gratitude for Ms. Tucker and the 9 interns who are carrying on her legacy and work. The ceremony will take place at the Selma Center for Nonviolence at 8 Mulberry Road at 1:30 p.m. For further information, contact Attorney Ainka Jackson at (334) 526-4539 or email
"Submit your questions for the Mayoral Debate/ Forum June 12-30, 2016.
We are soliciting questions from the Faith Community for the upcoming mayoral debate/forum that will be held Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Selma High School Auditorium. The debate forum will be moderated by Mr. Darryl Hood, WAKA newscaster. All five mayoral candidates have agreed to be present. The questions submitted will be used to guide the discussion and be asked of the mayoral candidates.
The mayoral candidates are:
Mayor George Evans
Former Mayor, Rev. James Perkins
Minister Jerria Martin
Councilman Greg Blejke
Rep. Darrio Melton
To ensure no candidate has an advantage, Dr. Bridgett A. King, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University has agreed to assist us and provide administrative support for question submission. Dr. King, will be the person with access to the questions prior to the debate. Dr. King will go through them to remove any language that is inflammatory and/or biased. Duplicate questions will also be removed.
You may submit questions from June 12-30, 2016. The questions will go directly to Dr. King and be used in preparation for the mayoral debate/forum. If you would like to address a specific question to a candidate, please do so.
Submitted questions may address the following categories:
Communities and neighborhoods
**Questions can be submitted online or by U.S. mail.
For online question submission visit: www.facebook.com/selmafaithunited or www.unitingselma.org
**You do not need a Facebook account to submit online. Once on the Selma Faith United page, you will be directed to an online form.
**For U.S. mail question submission, questions must be postmarked by June 30, 2016 and can be sent to:
Dr. Bridgett A. King
Department of Political Science
351 W. Thach Ave.
7080 Haley Center
Auburn, AL 36849
We have worked very hard to ensure that all is done "decently and in order"! We especially want to thank Auburn University and Dr. Bridgett King for all of their technical support.
Please pray for guidance and direction for us and Selma!
Yours In Christ,
Dr. Jerry Light
Mrs. Juanda Maxwell
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Ephesians
The Selma Children's Choir and Orchestra (SCCOR) has hired their first Choir Director and they want you to meet her! The event will consist of a meet & greet at the Larry Striplin Performing Arts Center followed by a recital and musical demonstration in the Walton Theater. For more information, contact: 334-874-8421
Alabama Power Service Organization
August 5, 2016
217 Church Street
10am- Until Supplies Last
**Child must be present**
(Supplies: Notebook paper, composition books, pencils, pens, crayons, and glue sticks)
*Feel free to make donations of any sort to this project*
**VOLUNTEERS NEEDED** (Notify if Interested)
Chiquita D. Sanders
Contact Officer Cowan at the Selma Police Department for more information 334-874-2123
Selma, AL, July 28, 2016: The National Voting Rights Museum and the Bridge Crossing Jubilee announce events to commemorate the 51st Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
On August 6, 1965, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act 6 months after the historic Bloody Sunday and Selma to Montgomery March. The Act removed many barriers that allowed the election of hundreds of African American public offices. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the heart of the act, the preclearance provisions. Since that time, voting barriers have been resurrected. However, the fight to secure voting rights continue. Therefore, the public is urged to attend a reception and special ceremony to honor the students from area schools who help give birth to the Voting Rights Act. The Ceremony of Appreciation will take place at the Bridge House Theater located at
9 U.S. Highway 80, Selma, Alabama on Saturday, August 6th, at 2:00 p.m. The Museum will be open to the public free of charge from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Citizens who participated in the movement are urged to contact Mae Richardson or Sam Walker at the National Voting Rights Museum at (334) 418-0800.
The Brothers of the Delta Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will hold a School Board Candidates' Forum for all individuals running for the Selma City School Board in the August 23rd Election. The public is invited.
The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail invites you to join us for our NPS Centennial and Lowndes Interpretive Center Anniversary, August 20th 2016 at 12:00 pm to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lowndes Interpretive Center and 100 yr. birthday of the National Park Service.
This day will also be used to celebrate the contributions of 3 individuals of the Lowndes County communities, including John Hulett, the first elected African American Sheriff of Lowndes County, and later served as probate judge for 22 years. Willie Vaughner served 13 years as the second African American Sheriff in Lowndes County, and in 2004 was elected to serve as president of the Alabama’s Sheriff’s Association by his colleagues. Matthew Jackson was an African American who sold his land to be used as temporary housing for evicted Sharecropper and Tenant Farmer families in Lowndes County, and loaned his family home to SNCC in the 1960’s to be used as a Freedom House.
Visitors who participated or were affected by the Voting Rights Movement or The Modern Civil Rights Movement are encouraged to share their stories via oral history interviews at the programs conclusion.
The event will be held at the Lowndes Interpretive Center in White Hall, AL. There will be refreshments provided to celebrate the event, 1:00 – 4
Want to learn more about how to prepare effective grant proposals? It's all in the reading of the requests as well as in the writing! Join the Black Belt Community Foundation and learn the basics that apply to any application, no matter how small or how large. Bring an idea of a project you would like to develop OR an application for which you are considering applying. In the three hour session we will focus on the BBCF application and the Alabama State Council on the Arts applications, but the information applies to almost any request. This will be a practical, hands-on session, so come ready to work. Martha Lockett, Executive Director of ArsRevive, and BBCF board member will be the facilitator.
Have your voice heard. Be part of the process. Get to the polls and vote for your candidate for Mayor, City Council, and School Board.
Are you interested in helping our city celebrat Alabama's 200th birthday? Please come out and join us! We want you involved and we want to hear your voice. Let us celebrate our rich history together!