rev. al sharpton*Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN), has announced that from March 4-9, NAN and partnering national organizations, congressional leaders, and activists will lead a march from Selma to Montgomery to lead the fight to protect civil and voter rights.

The 5-day march will commemorate the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights march and will begin at the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday, March 4th ending with a rally at the Alabama State Capitol on Friday, March 9. The march is in support of voting rights and to highlight the continuing efforts against voter suppression. This includes the efforts to defeat voter identification laws and reverse anti-immigration laws in the state of Alabama. Congressman John Lewis, who helped lead the march in 1965 with Martin Luther King, will help NAN lead the march in 2012, and over a dozen Black and Hispanic members of Congress have announced their support of the march.

Partnering with National Action Network are AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) the National Organization for Women (NOW), National Urban League (NUL), The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Highlights of the march will include daily rallies and teach-ins in cities along Route 80 in Alabama including Selma, Hayneville, Lowndesboro & Montgomery, and on the last day of the march on March 9th there will be a rally on the Capitol steps in Montgomery, Alabama.

NAN is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation, with chapters around the country.  NAN works extensively to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes a standard of decency for all people regardless of race or sex, social justice for all communities, and improvement of race relations.  Through the years NAN has served as a megaphone for the voiceless and an advocate for those in need.  This past year we have focused heavily on the issues of education and non-violence, particularly in the youth community.

For more detailed information please visit www.nationalactionnetwork.net

Tentative Schedule for the 47th Anniversary of the Reenactment of the Selma to Montgomery March

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Day Date Event Time Place
  Sunday                                                 Mar4th MLK & Coretta King  Breakfast 7:15am Wallace Community College
Sunday Mar 4th Pre-March Rally 1:30 pm Brown Chapel AME Church
Sunday Mar 4th March Begins 2:30 pm Brown Chapel AME Church
Sunday Mar 4th Ceremony-Inductions into the Voting Rights Hall of Fame 3:00 pm Across the Edmund Pettus Bridge-Voting Rights Park
Sunday Mar4th Monument Dedication 3:30 pm Voting Rights Memorial Park
Sunday Mar 4th Begin Selma to Montg. March Mile marker 87.3 Plantation Inn App. 2 miles 4:00pm Hwy. 80, Across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Mile Marker 85
Sunday Mar 4th End march for the day 5:30 pm At the Plantation/Economy Inn 2322 US Hwy 80

 

Tentative Schedule for the 47th Anniversary of the Reenactment of the Selma to Montgomery March

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Day Date Event Time Place
Monday Mar 5th March Start 9:00 am Mile Marker 88
Monday Mar 5th Rest Stop 10:30 am Mile Marker 91 Chevron Gas Station
Monday Mar 5th Rest Stop 12:15 pm Lunch Southside High School Mile Marker 96
Monday Mar 5th March Resumes 1:00 pm
Monday Mar 5th Rest Stop 2:00 pm Mile Marker 98
Monday Mar 5th March ends for the day 3:00 pm Mile Marker 100 Care Office Benton, AL
Monday Mar 5th Rally 6:00-8:00 pm Tabernacle Baptist Church- 1431 Broad Street Selma, AL 36701

 

 

Tentative Schedule for the 47th Anniversary of the Reenactment of the Selma to Montgomery March

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Day Date Event Time Place
Tuesday Mar 6th Bus leave for marching starting point Mile Marker 100 9:00 am Care Office Benton,AL
Tuesday Mar 6th Rest Stop 10:30 am Mile Marker 102 Shell Gas Station
Tuesday Mar 6th Rest Stop 12:15 pm Lunch Interpreter Center Mile Marker 106
Tuesday Mar 6th March Resumes 1:00 pm
Tuesday Mar 6th Rest Stop 2:00 pm Mile Marker 108
Tuesday Mar 6th March Ends 3:00 pm Mile Marker 111 Viola Liusso Monument
Tuesday Mar 6th Rally 6:00 pm-8:00pm First Baptist Church- 709 Dr. Martin Luther King Street Selma, AL 36701

  

Tentative Schedule for the 47th Anniversary of the Reenactment of the Selma to Montgomery March

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

 

Day Date Event Time Place
Wednesday Mar 7th March Starts 9:00 am Mile Marker 111 Viola Liusso  Monument
Wednesday Mar 7th Rest Stop 10:30am Mile Marker 114 BP Gas Station Lowndesboro
Wednesday Mar 7th Rest Stop 12:15 pm Lunch Canaan Hills Primitive Bapt. Church Mile Marker 116
Wednesday Mar 7th March Resumes 1:00 pm
Wednesday Mar 7th Rest Stop 2:00 pm Mile Marker 118
Wednesday Mar 7th March Ends 3:00 pm Mile Marker 120 Just inside Montgomery County Line
Wednesday Mar 7th Rally 6:00pm-8:00pm Jackson-Steele Community Center- 590 Lowndes County Road 23 White Hall, AL 36040

 

 

Tentative Schedule for the 47th Anniversary of the Reenactment of the Selma to Montgomery March

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

 

Day Date Event Time Place
Thursday Mar 8th March Starts 9:00 am Mile Marker 120
Thursday Mar 8th Rest Stop 10:30 am Mile Marker 123
Thursday Mar 8th Rest Stop 12:15 pm Lunch Mile Marker 126 Citgo Gas Station
Thursday Mar 8th March Resumes 1:00pm
Thursday Mar 8th Rest Stop 2:00 pm Mile Marker 128 Fire Station M.P.D. Take Over Security
Thursday Mar 8th March Ends 3:00 pm Saint Jude
Thursday Mar 8th Rally 6:00pm-8:00pm St. Jude’s Educational Institute- 2080 West Fairview Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104

 

 

 

 

Tentative Schedule for the 47th Anniversary of the Reenactment of the Selma to Montgomery March

Friday, March 9th, 2012

 

Day Date Event Time Place
Friday Mar 9th March Starts 9:00 am Saint Jude- Travel the Historic Selma to Montgomery March Route
Friday Mar 9th Rest Stop 10:30am
Friday Mar 9th Arrive at State Capitol 12:00 noon State Capitol
Friday Mar 9th Rally 12:00 noon Steps of the Alabama State Capitol- 600 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36130
Friday Mar 9th Rally 6:00pm-8:00pm Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church- 454 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104

 

MAP OF ROUTE:

http://www.nps.gov/pwr/customcf/apps/maps/showmap.cfm?alphacode=semo&parkname=Selma%20To%20Montgomery%20National%20Historic%20Trail

 

 

source:
Rachel Noerdlinger
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