The 50th anniversary of the March on Selma is this weekend and MSNBC is commemorating the march all weekend. On March 7 and 8, Selma: 50 Years Later will air on MSNBC and will look at Selma then and the changes its made over the last 50 years.
The commemoration will also include Twitter chats being held today. At 11 a.m. Russell Simmons will discuss how the march is still relevant today. On Friday, cofounders of #BlackLivesMatter, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi will also join in on a live Twitter chat.
Melissa Harris-Perry will host her shows live from the historic Brown Chapel, which served as a meeting place and starting point for the march in 1965 and later became the meeting place and offices of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the 1960s.
Both shows will air at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday.
MSNBC will also carry the President’s remarks live from Selma as well as the First Family’s walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the infamous bridge where police attacked peaceful protesters during the 1965 march. MSNBC will also broadcast a reenactment of the Bloody Sunday March from 3-5 p.m. ET Sunday.
This weekend is bound to be another historic weekend in Selma.