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Students from six colleges come to Jubilee to learn about civic engagement

This story was originally published by the Selma Sun.

About 500 students from high schools, middle schools and six colleges came to the 59th Jubilee to learn about civic engagement.

Students from The University of Alabama, Auburn University Montgomery, Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Samford University and the University of Central Florida as well as representatives of the National Federation of the Blind of Alabama heard from State Sen. Robert Stewart of Selma and Talladega Mayor Ashton Hall.

Students also heard from the Alabama Channel, Alabama Arise, Alabama Rivers Alliance, Alabama Library Association, Read Freely Alabama and Alabama Forward.

Sponsors were the League of Women Voters of Alabama, the Alabama NAACP, the League of Women Voters of the United States, Greater Birmingham Ministries, Faith in Action Alabama, the Common Ground Centers For Democracy - Alabama and the Delta Sigma Theta Madison County Alumni Chapter.