Thousands of people are expected to sojourn the city of Selma this weekend to monumentalize the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The hard fought journey to achieve equal voting rights will be highlighted by various influential guests within the city including President Barack Obama and his family. There are also musical artists such as Kirk Franklin lined up to play for the events.
The Friday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule is as follows (via al.com):
FRIDAY EVENTS 5 p.m. - Mock Trial 7 p.m. - A Public Conversation 7 p.m. - "Stomp Out to Vote" Step Show
SATURDAY EVENTS 8 a.m. - Foot Soldiers Breakfast 9 a.m. - Jubilee Parade 10:45 a.m. - Battle of the Bands 10:30 a.m. - Induction into Hall of Resistance 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Jubilee Street Festival 11 a.m. - Turn Up Youth Summit 11 a.m. - Film Festival Noon - Children's Village & Story Telling Tent Noon - Fruits of the Labor Luncheon 1 p.m. - Giving Voice and Breath to Our Young People seminar 5 p.m. - Reflections and Reception 5 p.m. - Meet the Author Book Signing 7 p.m. - Freedom Flame Awards Gala 10 p.m. - Old School Blues Show & Dance
SUNDAY, MARCH 8 7:30 a.m. - Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast 9 a.m. - Emerging Leaders Breakfast 10 a.m. - Sunday Morning Services 1:30 p.m. - Pre-March Rally 2:30 p.m. - Bridge Crossing & Backward March 3:30 p.m. - Post March Rally & Salute to Foot Soldiers 4:30 p.m.- BET and Centric TV Salute to Selma Concert 5 p.m. - Film Festival 5:30 p.m. - "Don't Count Me Out" performance 8 p.m. - "Discovery" performance 7:30 p.m. - "Tell the World About This--Lest We Forget" performance