Tacoma to stage Selma Solidarity March on Sunday

Tacoma will honor the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March with a march of its own on Sunday (March 8.)

The local Selma Solidarity March, which will travel across the 11th Street Bridge in downtown Tacoma, will begin at 2 p.m.

Marchers should meet at the Fire Station 6 parking lot on the east side of the bridge. Limited parking is available.

The march will start on the east side of the bridge and end on the west side with comments from U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, former state Rep. Dennis Flannigan, former Tacoma Mayor Harold Moss, Tacoma City Councilwoman Victoria Woodards and others.

The idea for Tacoma’s march came from YWCA CEO Miriam Barnett, who contacted Woodards, CEO of Tacoma Urban League.

“I see this as a great connection to a historic moment in the civil rights movement and we are thrilled to partner with the YWCA to make this happen,” Woodards said in a news release.

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