Why North Carolina is the new Selma – MSNBC

On this day 50 years ago, 600 marchers stared down a line of state troopers armed with billy clubs and tear gas as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama.

En route to Montgomery, the marchers gathered for the trek to the capitol in protest of segregationist tactics that denied African Americans the right to vote. The line of armed officers created an impermeable barrier and, after charging the crowd, left more than 50 people battered, bruised and in need of hospitalization. Televised and witnessed by the nation, the violence was eternalized as a cornerstone in civil rights history. Bloody Sunday made Selma the voting rights battleground of 1965. (Source: Read more)

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Be A Part of History Join the NC NAACP and the Forward Together Movement on a trip to Selma, Alabama to celebrate and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and to sound the charge for the restoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

 

North Carolina NAACP

Be A Part of History

Join the NC NAACP and the Forward Together Movement on a trip to Selma, Alabama to celebrate and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge and to sound the charge for the restoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The upcoming battle in the courts to challenge North Carolina’s voter suppression law will be the first since Shelby, the 2013 Supreme Court decision to gut the Voting Rights Act. When the trial starts this summer, North Carolina will be the epicenter of the voting rights struggle of 2015. North Carolina MUST be represented at the Selma Jubilee commemoration.

There is still time to sign up and be a part of this historic event!

The NC NAACP will be sponsoring a bus leaving from the state office in Durham at 1:00 a.m. Saturday March 7. The bus will make one stop to pick up additional passengers in Charlotte on Saturday, March 7th.

The bus will depart Selma at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday March 8 for return to NC.

Cost: $140
Covers round trip bus ride to Selma and overnight stay.
Lodging based on Double Occupancy.

Non-double occupancy cost is $180

Click HERE to register online or send an email to ncnaacptravels@gmail.com to reserve your seat by Monday, March 2.

Online Registration for NC NAACP Trip to Selma 50th Anniversary

$75 Nonrefundable deposit due by Wednesday March 4. Mail deposit to:

NC NAACP
Attn: Selma Jubilee Trip
P.O. Box 335
Durham NC 27702

A trip itinerary will be sent once your online reservation is completed.
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Congressman buys out showing of ‘Selma,’ invites residents – Wilson Times

Congressman G.K. Butterfield has purchased tickets for 400 people to see a free screening of the movie “Selma” on Saturday morning at Carmike Cinemas at 1501 Ward Blvd.

Residents must register online at www.gkbutterfield.com/selma. The screen “Special Sreening” should come up. Scroll to the bottom to fill in the registration.

If you are one of the 400, you will receive an email on Friday letting you know you have gotten a free ticket. If more than one family member would like to attend, each person must register separately. (Source: Read more)