President Biden to visit Selma for bridge crossing remembrance on March 5th

Edmund Pettus Bridge
The Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama. (The Bama Buzz)

President Joe Biden will travel to Selma on Sunday to mark the 58th anniversary of  “Bloody Sunday,”  the day in 1965 when civil rights marchers were beaten as they attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Biden will be attending the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee, which marks the event that was the catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The White House announced the President will speak at the annual remembrance on March 5th.

This year’s commemoration comes two months after hundreds of homes and buildings in the  city of Selma were damaged from an EF-2 tornado that ripped through the historic Black Belt town.

For details about the weeklong Bridge Crossing Jubilee, visit their website—HERE.

For security reasons, the White House will be releasing additional information closer to the time of the event.

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Pat Byington
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