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Selma Sunday and Everyday

By Ted Resnikoff

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Working for Justice is Our Constant

Observance of 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches – which ultimately resulted in passage of the 1965 Civil Rights Act – brings momentary renewed interest in the inequities suffered by many in this country. For Unitarian Universalists the occasion is more than a remembrance of those lost (*– see below) in the struggle 50 years ago, it is a call to continue our efforts to achieve justice and fairness for all.

  The Unitarian Universalist Living Legacy Project, co-sponsored by the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice 50th Anniversary Selma 2015 "Marching in the Arc of Justice" Conference is underway. Follow the conference livestream. Read President Rev. Peter Morales of the Unitarian Universalist Association, on Huffington Post: Selma Commemoration and Commitment Rev. Peter Morales calls us to continue to work for justice today and everyday: ]
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* Jimmy Lee Jackson was killed in Marion, Alabama on February 26, 1965, prompting Rev. Dr. King to call for demonstrations in Selma, Alabama. Rev. James J. Reeb, a Boston UU activist and member of Arlington Street Church, formerly a minister at All Souls Church, Unitarian, in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, answered Rev. Dr. King’s call and was clubbed in Selma, Alabama on March 8, 1965, dying two days later of massive head trauma. Viola Liuzzo, a UU activist from Michigan who also responded to Rev. Dr. King’s call, was murdered on March 25, 1965 during the Selma to Montgomery marches in Alabama. – See more at: http://blueboat.blogs.uua.org/2013/08/21/50-years-after-the-dream/#stha…