Vice President to attend Selma Jubilee
SELMA, Ala. (AP) —
Organizers of Selma's annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee say Vice President
Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, will participate in the events.
state Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma said Saturday the Bidens will attend a
unity brunch and participate in the annual crossing of the Edmund
Pettus Bridge on March 3. Sanders said the Bidens will help observe
Selma's historic role in the civil rights movement. The Bridge Crossing
Jubilee celebrates the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march that led
to passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
President Bill Clinton
attended the event in 2000. The 2007 jubilee attracted then-presidential
candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
The White House has confirmed that the Bidens will be traveling to Selma on March 3.