Hilary Clinton to visit Selma for Civil Rights festival

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(AL.com) — Former First Lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will headline the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma next month.

The event is a commemoration of “Bloody Sunday,” the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Clinton, who served as U.S. Secretary of State for four years during the Obama administration, will be inducted into the Women’s Suffrage Hall of Fame and receive the MLK Unity Award at a breakfast event on March 3, the festival said in an announcement Friday.

Events for the two-day festival starting March 2 will include the Freedom Flame Awards Gala honoring Susan Taylor, Lillian Gregory, Gwen Carr, Lynda Lowery and Yusef Saalam, interactive workshops facilitated by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Barbara Arnwine and Rev. William Barber and the mass meeting with Pastor Jamal Bryant.

There will also be an array of music performances and stories from veterans of the Civil Rights movement.

The annual march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge will take place on March 3.

For more information, visit selmajubilee.com.

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