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Crossing the Bridge Together: Selma Sunday Resources
Resources for Commemorating Selma Sunday 2015
Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries

Rev. Peter Morales' invitation to participate in Selma Sunday

1965. Marion, Alabama. Civil Rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson is shot and fatally wounded by Alabama State Trooper James Bonard Fowler. This event inspired the Selma-to-Montgomery March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Today, the struggle for voting rights is needed more than ever. Opposition to police brutality is in full swing through rallies, vigils, and die-ins. The discussion of how black lives matter is a fight for justice for all that continues every day.  

2015. Selma, Alabama. On March 8, Unitarian Universalists will join the people of Selma on the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate of the 50th anniversary of the bridge crossing in 1965. 

Those who will not be in Selma have an important opportunity to join the movement by celebrating Selma Sunday in their communities. Here are some resources to help. To learn more, contact staff in the Unitarian Universalist Assocation's (UUA’s) Multicultural Growth & Witness staff group by emailing multicultural [at] uua [dot] org

Articles, Books, and Films

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For Teaching and Religious Education

Help for Talking about Ferguson

For Action and Advocacy

For Those Who Travel to Alabama 

The Selma Awakening:
How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism

Mark Morrison-Reed
From Skinner House Books
Also available as an eBook in the Amazon Kindle Store and on Google Play . An analysis of Unitarian Universalist civil rights activism in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. Reviews the history of racial justice in the denomination in the prior decades and explains how Selma became a...

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