March 4, 2018

Selma Jubilee 2018: Rev. William Barber Outlines New Poor People's Campaign

The 2018 Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee festivities got underway with a "mass meeting" aimed at officially presenting the revival of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign to the Selma community. The event, held in Selma's historic First Baptist Church on Friday night, featured civil rights luminaries including Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, who spoke about the need for "a national call for moral revival." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who led the original Poor People's Campaign, was assassinated 50 years ago next month, but his legacy was alive in Selma during the meeting. Click here to read more.

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