AR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMISSION: Black History Month Virtual Programming
March 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces a series of ongoing virtual programs to highlight the accomplishments of African Americans in observance of African American history month.
This week, The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission participates with thousands from across the country in the “Bloody Sunday” Reenactment and Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee. This annual event in Selma, Alabama, commemorates “Bloody Sunday,” which occurred March 7, 1965, when a group of about 525 African American demonstrators gathered at Browns Chapel to demand the right to vote. Two weeks later, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and 3,200 civil rights protesters marched the 49 miles from Selma to the state capital, Montgomery—an event that prompted Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act. Every year on the first weekend in March, the Bridge Crossing Jubilee commemorates both the bloody confrontation at the Pettus Bridge and the March from Selma to Montgomery that followed.
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