But What of Selma, Worldwide Symbol of Voting Rights and Freedom?   Recently updated !

Two of SOS’s founding members, Alabama State Sen. Hank Sanders and Attorney/Poet Faya Rose Toure, have written their perspectives in the New York Times on Selma — its storied past, its stagnated present and their future in the city they’ve fought to love: SELMA, Ala. — The memory is as powerful as if it were […]


Selma50 Workshops and Activities at the 2015 Bridge Crossing Jubilee   Recently updated !

The annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is more than a commemoration of “Bloody Sunday” and the movement for voting rights 50 years ago. Its activities reflect the on-going nature of the Freedom Movement. Modern-day activists and leaders who are carrying the torch for a new generation discuss strategies to fight new versions of the same old […]

Selma: The Sacredness of “Bloody Sunday” Triumphs!

Below is a copy of the joint statement released by various groups participating in the Selma-to-Montgomery marches of 1965, events related to which include the Commemoration of and Re-Commitment of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery March, the Passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and efforts to restore that law in full, the Bridge Crossing Jubilee […]


SOS Members Rally, “Die-In,” on Historic Edmund Pettis Bridge

Members of SOS’ Direct Action Team, with members of the 21st Century Youth Leaders, held a demonstration on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in solidarity with protestors around the country who seek changes to prevent police over-reach that lead to the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, and Eric Garner in New York City. The […]



Get Out The Vote

Voting matters now more than ever, as extreme policies in local, state and national politics threaten the hard-fought rights won by Americans of good conscience. The future is now, starting with the ballot box. Please do all you can to encourage your members of your family, houses of worship and organizations to vote in this […]

Voter Message from Hank Sanders

In SOS’ get-out-the-vote efforts, State Sen. Hank Sanders urges us to use the power of our vote, our voices, to make the change we want to see in our state and beyond.             “You are More Powerful Than You Know”   “The Power of One”   “Use Your Power”   […]