Big Turnout Expected at Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma


By George McDonald

From the CBS 8 West Alabama Newsroom--   Organizers of the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee are expecting one of the biggest turnouts in years.

Organizers say they expect the state's controversial immigration law to draw hundreds of hispanics to the Jubilee this year.
The event commemorates Bloody Sunday-- The Selma-to-Montgomery March-- and the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

It features more than forty separate events-- highlighted by the bridge crossing re-enactment.

"We marched to get the right to vote in '65, we have to march in even greater numbers this year to protect it and to fight for immigration rights," said Jubilee Co-Coordinator Faya Rose Toure. "Because the immigration rights issue is a civil rights issue."

The Bridge Crossing Jubilee runs from March 1st through 5th.

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