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Civil Rights Memorial Renovations Continue

Renovations to the Civil Rights Memorial in downtown Montgomery are behind schedule.  The memorial has been closed since July. The initial goal was to have the memorial back up and running by late October.  Now in mid-December, officials hope it will be back in full service in the next three weeks. “As you would learn at your home, pipes are…

Civil Rights Memorial Under Construction

If you’ve driven by the Civil Rights Memorial in Downtown Montgomery recently, you may have noticed it is under construction.  After nearly 30 years, the memorial is getting a face lift. Civil Rights Memorial Center Director Lecia Brooks explains why the construction is needed. “The civil rights memorial that was dedicated in 1989 has been operating on this same pump…

Music Stars Coming to Montgomery for Opening of Civil Rights Memorial

Photo: Equal Justice Initiative The Equal Justice Initiative has announced that several music stars will be coming to Montgomery to perform as part of the celebration of the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum next month. The Concert for Peace and Justice will be on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverwalk Amphitheater…

Looking In: National Geographic Writes about the Civil Rights Trail

The article features Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery.

The Civil Rights Memorial at The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery. Those of us who live here in Alabama know about the Civil Rights Monuments, the Maya Lin fountain, and the bridge, and the church, and Rosa’s bus stop. But it’s always  interesting to read what outsiders take in on their first trip to the three cities That’s what…

Selma Museums Benefit from Montgomery Memorial

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Museums in Montgomery aren’t the only ones getting a bump in tourism from the new Lynching Memorial. Some museums in Selma are also seeing an up-tick in tourism traffic. The Ancient Africa, Enslavement & Civil War Museum and the National Voting Rights Museum are both now open longer hours. Sam Walker is the historian at…

Charlottesville Group Traveling To Bring Soil To Lynching Memorial

Thousands have visited the Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery since its grand opening in April; but one group from Charlotesville, Virginia is bringing more than just camera’s and curiosity on their visit to the memorial. Scoop by scoop, several University of Virginia staff and faculty members collected soil near the site that Henry James was…