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February 2015

Spider Martin Retrospective Exhibit

February 7 - March 28
Arts Revive Carneal Building,
3 Church Street, Selma, AL United States
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ArtsRevive is pleased to present the Spider Martin Retrospective:  Exploring the Role of Photojournalism in Influencing History from February 7 – March 28, 2015.  This special exhibition of Spider Martin’s work will have a Grand Opening (by invitation only) on Saturday, February 7 with an introduction by Frye Gaillard Laura Anderson, Archivist for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and introducing Tracy Martin, Spider Martin’s daughter.  There will also be a local exhibit honoring Roswell Falkenberry and his work at the Selma…

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March 2015

Selma – Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee

March 5 - March 10
Edmund Pettus Bridge,
Broad Street, Selma, AL United States
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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. (334) 526-2626 http://www.selmajubilee.com/

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Marion – Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame

March 5
Judson College,
302 Bibb St, Marion, AL 36756 United States
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The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame annually inducts selected outstanding Alabama women into the Hall of Fame.  Reservations required for lunch.  The AWHF Museum is open M-F, 8-4p.m., except holidays. http://www.judson.edu/ bpoole1@judson.edu 334-683-5109

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Marion – JIMMYLEE, the play

March 5 - March 7
Judson College,
302 Bibb St, Marion, AL 36756 United States
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The story of Civil Rights Activist, Jimmy Lee, has been developed into a play written by Dr. Billie Jean Young and will be performed at Judson College using local actors. As part of Judson College’s 175th anniversary celebration, the college will host four performances of JimmyLee, a poignant portrayal of Jimmie Lee Jackson, the young Civil Rights activist who died from injuries he received during a voting rights demonstration in Marion, Alabama, in 1965. The play is also presented to…

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Road to Freedom Wagon Tour

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park,
9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL United States
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Following emancipation at the close of the Civil War, African Americans began reshaping Old Cahawba. This wagon tour will trace how the once enslaved residents of Old Cahawba and surrounding plantations breathed new life into the post-Civil War town during the reconstruction era, making it a place to pursue the dreams and exercise the civil rights they had been denied under slavery. Fee: $10 adults, $8 children 18 & under. Contact Old Cahawba at 334-872-8058 for more information.

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$10

B.Y.O. (Bring Your Own) Bike Tour

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:05 pm
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park,
9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL United States
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Come explore Alabama’s most famous ghost town on two wheels! On this two-hour tour your guide will lead you over four miles of mostly unpaved roads, exploring a landscape of relics, ruins, and graveyards. Bring your bike, water, and snacks. Fee: $10

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Selma – Alabama River Chili Cookoff

March 12
Water Avenue Downtown Selma,
Selma, AL United States
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alabama-River-Chili-Cookoff/295093887221321

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Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame Induction of Kathryn Tucker Windham

March 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:05 pm

The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame will induct Kathryn Tucker Windham on March 12, 2015, 10:30 a.m..  The induction ceremony will be held in the Judson College Alumnae Auditorium.  There is no admission fee for the ceremony but advance reservations will be required for the luncheon following the induction.  Congresswoman Sewell will be the keynote speaker. The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame is located in Marion, Alabama, on the campus of Judson College in the beautifully restored A. Howard Bean…

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Gainsville Civil War Reenactment

March 14 - March 15
Cooke Orchard,
Gainsville, AL United States

Area residents will have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1860s in historic Gainesville. Smell the smoke, feel the thunder of the cannons, and watch the cavalry duel as Civil War re-enactors from across the state and region gather to recreate historical clashes of the American Civil War.  There will also be two memorial services: one on Saturday at the Forrest Monument and the other Sunday at the Old Confederate Cemetary. (205) 652-3447 http://www.history-sites.com/cgi-bin/bbs62x/alcwmb/arch_config.pl?md=read;id=28046

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$100

2nd ANNUAL WACC TURKEY TOURNAMENT

March 14
Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce,
1001 Earl Hilliard Dr., Camden, AL 36726 United States
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March 14 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm | $100 Registration Deadline: March 13, 2015 5:00 PM Cost: $100 Team (2 person team) Weigh In/Scoring: March 14, 2015 9:00am ~ 11:00am and               6:00pm ~  8:00pm

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