Celebrating and committing to action on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rigths Act of 1965 must be seen as an opportunity for all citizens. The right to vote was won by the blood of those heroric people who marched for the right to vote in the South and across the nation. The blood of Jimmie Lee Jackson. Rev. James Reeb of Boston. Viola Louizo of Detroit. Goodman, Shwerner and Cheney during the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project led by Bob Moses in 1964.
The citizens commit themselves for greater voting right freedoms and the proprogation of active and vigourous social and non-partisan political engagement.
The Boston Selma Leadeship Project Year of Action Includes:
- The Boston Selma Youth Leadeship Pilgramagde Bridge Crossing, March 5th to March 8th, 2015
- The Bob Moses Freddom Rising Lecture (Co-sponsored with the Museum of African-American History, Boston) April 7th, 2015
- The Rev, James Reeb Memorial Lecture, June 2nd, 2015
- Selma Photo Art Exhibit, Grove Hall Library, May 13th, Opening Reception
- Democracy Day Voter Registration Weekend, State House Kick-off, August 6th
- “Selma is Now, Boston!”: Panel Discussion on Politics, Wealth Development and Faith Within Boston’s Black Community” September 24th, 2015
- A Conversation with Joanne Bland, October 15th, 2015, 6:00 p.m. Grove Hall Library