SOS Coalition Call for Post Selma50 Rally at the Alabama Capitol Today

Members of the Save OurSelves Movement for Justice and Democracy (SOS) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) will hold a rally on the steps of Alabama’s Capitol Building today at 1 p.m. to discuss voting rights and other issues after nearly a week of commemorating the 50th Anniversary of […]

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

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 […]

Selma50 Workshops and Activities at the 2015 Bridge Crossing Jubilee

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]