The mission of the Bridge Crossing Jubilee is to preserve, commemorate, educate and raise awareness about the Voting Rights Movement, and the importance of voting rights and human rights today. In pursuit of this mission, Bridge Crossing Jubilee is held annually and attracts participation from thousands of people across the Nation and particularly from near by Black Belt Counties. In the late 1990's, the Jubilee incorporated public education as a major goal of the Jubilee because it is the key to ending the school to prison pipeline and also the key to an educated and informed electorate.

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The annual commemoration of the Voting Rights Movement, known as the Bridge Crossing Jubilee, began in 1992 as a special event of the National

Voting Rights Museum & Institute. In previous years, we have welcomed more than 25,000 annual participants over the four-day event. The American Bus Association has designated the Jubilee as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2015. The upcoming events, to be held March 1-9, 2015, promises to be the largest Bridge Crossing Jubilee to date, with an estimated 50,00 attendees.   As in the past, we will welcome a host of public officials and celebrated figures to join us for this massive celebration. In 2000, President Bill Clinton made history as the first sitting President to participate in the event. Over the years we have had numerous celebrities, politicians, and dignitaries join in the activities including: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Hillary Clinton, Attorney General Eric Holder, Ethel Kennedy, Sean Penn, Tyrese Gibson, Vivica Fox, Chris Tucker, Harry Belafonte, Dick Gregory, Terrance Howard, and Drew Barrymore.  
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," the Selma-to-Montgomery March, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965