WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will attend the Martin and Coretta King Unity Brunch in Selma this Sunday and join the Bridge Crossing Jubilee when hundreds re-enact the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the White House announced this morning.
The brunch is at 10 a.m. at Wallace Community College in Selma and the bridge crossing starts at 2 p.m. central time.
Biden will be joined by civil rights leaders and several members of Congress who are in town for the 13th Annual Faith and Politics Institute’s Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama. U.S. Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga.; Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham; Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills; and Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, are co-hosting the events.
Sewell’s office said 27 members are expected this year, including House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.
“I hope my colleagues will leave Alabama with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to promoting our shared democratic values of justice and equality,” Sewell said.
–Mary Orndorff Troyan