REV. AL SHARPTON TO DELIVER KEY SERMON AT THE HISTORIC BROWN CHAPEL A.M.E. IN SELMA, ALABAMA TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SELMA TO MONTGOMERY MARCHES AND SIGNING OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965—
Sharpton to speak at church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & other civil rights leaders were headquartered in 1965
March 4, 2015 – (New York, NY) – On Sunday, March 8 at 11 a.m., Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, will deliver a key sermon at Brown Chapel A.M.E. in Selma, Alabama, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders were based during the 1965 Voting Rights campaign and organized historic marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
WHO: Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network
WHAT: Key sermon to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches and the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
WHERE: Brown Chapel A.M.E., 410 Martin Luther King St, Selma, AL 36703
WHEN: March 8, 11 a.m.
Additionally, on Friday, March 6, Rev. Sharpton will host his MSNBC show Politics Nation live from Selma as well as his nationally syndicated radio show. On Saturday, March 7, he will join other civil rights leaders as they listen to President Obama and Bush’s speeches at the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery and the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
On Saturday evening at 5 p.m., Rev. Al Sharpton will participate in a civil rights forum at the Selma Convention Center, and at 7 p.m., he will speak at an HIV/AIDS Town Hall meeting at Selma University.
On Sunday, before his sermon at Brown A.M.E., Rev. Sharpton will participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast. Following his sermon, he will participate in the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and post-march rally at 4 p.m.
National Action Network (NAN) is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the country to promote a modern civil rights agenda around voting rights, criminal justice reform, economic justice and education.