Google is donating $100,000 to support this weekend’s Selma Jubilee and to support storm relief efforts after the January tornado that hit the area.
The Jubilee, an annual event, commemorates the Selma-to-Montgomery march and the Bloody Sunday events that occurred in Selma. Google had previously donated $30,000 in 2021 and $50,000 last year to the Selma-to-Montgomery March Foundation.
“We are most thankful to Google for its partnership with the Selma-to-Montgomery March Commemoration Foundation and its shared vision of creating the Virtual Bloody Sunday March and Selma to Montgomery March. Google recognizes and values the crucial role of Selma in the march to democracy, and its Virtual March will be a technological bridge to the entire nation and world,” said Alabama Sen. Hank Sanders. “As someone who personally experienced the Jan. 12 tornado that hit Selma and witnessed the devastation that it wrought, I am also sincerely grateful to Google for its commitment to both preserving Selma’s history and building a better Selma moving forward.”