President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha as well as members of Congress and civil rights leaders make a symbolic walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Selma, Ala. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,’ a civil rights march in which protestors were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma. . (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Selma, Ala.) The historic 56th Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee has released its official schedule of activities for the virtual event taking place March 5-7, 2021. While the event typically takes place in Selma, Alabama, all of this year’s activities will be broadcast virtually, making it a truly global event that will be seen around the world. The star-studded lineup is a fitting way to share the commemoration of equity and justice with the world.

“When planning the schedule of activities for the 56th Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, we knew we wanted to have activities that could be enjoyed virtually,” explained Drew Glover, Principal Coordinator of the event. “We also knew that we’d have a bigger audience than ever before, from all parts of the world, so that’s why we made sure we have the variety of activities that we do. We have music, speeches, photography, panels, films and of course, the actual bridge crossing. No matter who you are, there’s an activity here that will help you celebrate the important history behind the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee.”

The event kicks off on Friday, March 5 with the following activities:
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Children’s Sojourn
• 6:30 – 7 p.m.: Mass Meeting
• 7 – 9 p.m.: Freedom Flame Awards

Saturday, March 6 is the main day of the event, featuring the following performances:
• 9:45 – 10:05 a.m.: 15-Minute Countdown + Welcome
• 10:05 – 11:50 a.m.: Foot Soldier’s Breakfast
• 11:50 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Step Show/Battle of the Bands
• 1:00 – 2:55 p.m.: Black Music Experience and Screening of John Lewis
• 2:55 – 3:00 p.m.: Regina Belle Performance
• 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.: Legacy Panel
• 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Virtual Music Festival
Additionally on Saturday, there will be the following breakout room events:
• 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m./1:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Symposium for Social Change
• 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m./1:30 – 3:00 p.m./3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Film Festival
• All Day: Storytelling
• All Day: Jim Gavenus Photography Event

The event wraps up on Sunday, March 7 with the virtual bridge crossing:
• 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Pre-March Rally + Speeches
• 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Virtual Bridge Crossing
• 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Gospel Concert
• 5:00 p.m.: Closing

Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee activities are educational, inspirational and entertaining for people of all ages. Pre-register for free at Help finance the Jubilee’s global reach by donating at Email Drew Glover at for media inquiries, advertising and sponsorship information.