March Across The Walkway

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie presents
March Across The Walkway
The Dream Marches On

On Sunday, the 7th of March, 1965, thousands of peaceful demonstrators from different faiths, classes, and races assembled in Selma. On the approach to the Petruss Bridge, they were met by violent resistance. Bloody Sunday was aired on Nation Television and became a rallying cry for social justice across the nation.

Fifty years later, the city of Montgomery organized the "Dream Marches On" campaign, honoring the anniversary of this moment in history. Here in the Hudson Valley, we will participate in our own March to Freedom on the Walkway Over the Hudson. Join us, and show your commitment to justice, freedom, and human rights. All are Welcome.

Date: March 8th, 2015 Time: 2pm-4pm Location: East Approach Parking Lot, Poughkeepsie

A peaceful assembly marching from the East to the West end of the walkway (or half-way and back, should the weather be poor), in conjunction with the march happening in Alabama.

Marchers are encouraged to bring their own signs and banners. Please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes with good grip. The march will happen rain or shine, regardless of the temperature.

‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes’’ (King, ‘‘Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March,’’).

For more information please contact Jolanda Jansen at or Merrill Sunderland at

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