Join the Living Legacy Project for Marching in the Arc of Justice
Re-Visiting Selma: A Conference Honoring the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Selma Voting Rights Campaign, March 5-8, 2015
In early 1965, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference appealed to people across the United States to join in the struggle for voting rights in Selma. Many Unitarian Universalists answered the call, including President Dana Greeley and members of the UUA Board of Trustees. Fifty years later, March 5-8, 2015, UUs are gathering with others in Alabama, for a significant civic, political, and interfaith celebration.
Read UUA Moderator Jim Key's Call to Return to Selma
Thousands of people from around the world will be converging on Selma, Alabama, March 2015, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary Bridge Crossing. Join the Living Legacy Project as we invite Unitarian Universalists to Selma to honor our martyrs, the Rev. James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo, and reflect with one another about what their courage and the courage of countless others require of us in 2015.
Conference schedule: View tentative schedule of events
About The Selma to Montgomery March
The Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights ended three weeks--and three events--that represented the political and emotional peak of the modern civil rights movement. On "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965, some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80. They got only as far as the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks away, where state and local lawmen attacked them with billy clubs and tear gas and drove them back into Selma (more...)
for Re-Visiting Selma 2015
Please make a donation to support our scholarship and program fund for Marching in the Arc of Justice: Re-Visiting Selma: A Conference Honoring the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Selma Voting Rights Campaign. Help us make sure that civil rights movement veterans, youth, young adults and others who don't have the financial resources to come to Selma, can still join us. If you can help make that happen, please donate now. Suggested donation is $50, but any amount, more or less, will be gratefully received.
PLEASE NOTE: On the UUA Southern Region's Donation/Payment page, scroll to Living Legacy Project and enter your donation in the text box labeled "Re-Visiting Selma Scholarship and Program Fund." Thank you.