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Patti LaBelle in Concert at ASU in March 2015

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The concert is to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March 2015.


Alabama State University President Gwendolyn E. Boyd, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and County Commission Chairman Elton Dean, Sr. announced today in a joint news conference that world-famous singer Patti LaBelle will be in concert at the ASU Dunn-Oliver Acadome on March 7, 2015 to commemorate and honor the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March.

The commemoration and concert is sponsored by ASU, the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery County Commission.

The Partnership of ASU, the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery County Commission was formerly announced on March 25, 2014 on the steps of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church as a way for the entire community to come together to commemorate and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic event.

The celebration is open to all groups and participants who wish to honor the memory of and support the ideals that those who marched in 1965 proclaimed, which is freedom, voting rights, inclusiveness, and equal justice under the law.

On March 7, 2015 at the ASU Dunn-Oliver Acadome, the ASU family and the public is invited to come together to honor the anniversary of this historic '1965 March' with the powerful, harmonious, spiritual, melodic, inspirational and ‘get down and dance’ music of one of the grand divas of soul and R&B, Miss Patti LaBelle.
Details will be forthcoming soon on how members of the ASU family and the public may purchase tickets to be present at this historic event

We wish to invite as special ‘guests of honor’ to the concert, all of the original living  ‘unsung heroes’ of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March that can be identified and verified as having been active participants in it from March 7 through March 25, 1965.
If you or someone you know may be one of these 'unsung heroes,' please help us by registering their names and contact information with ASU’s National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture. Beginning next week, you may call us at 334-229-4824 with their contact information or email it to us at
This is yet another example of why "ASU is the Land of Opportunity!"
Media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104

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