Actor, comedian Chris Tucker to attend Jubilee activities

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Chris Tucker is among celebrities attending the Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee this weekend.
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Jubilee organizers announced Wednesday that actor and comedian Chris Tucker will be at the 2019 Freedom Flame Awards on Saturday night in Selma. He will also participate in the 2019 March from Brown Chapel across the Bridge on Sunday.

“We are excited that major motion picture star and world-famous comedian Chris Tucker will be taking part in this year’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee,” former Sen. Hank Sanders, a co-founder of the Jubilee and one of the Jubilee’s organizers, told Alabama News Network.

The Freedom Flame Awards Gala also includes baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron; Rachel Robinson, the widow of baseball legend Jackie Robinson; founder and CEO of National Cares Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emerita of Essence magazine Susan L. Taylor; Lillian Gregory, who was arrested in Selma in the 60s while she was pregnant with twins and is the widow of Dick Gregory and many more.

The 2019 Freedom Flame Awards are Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center, 211 Washington Street.

See a list of events at selma50.com.