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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…

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…

Journalists from India Visit Montgomery to Learn About Civil Rights

U.S. State Department visits started in 2007

Ten journalists from India are visiting Montgomery….and they had an opportunity to meet with Jeannie Graetz, who along with her pastor husband were in the center  of the Montgomery bus boycott. Rev. Graetz’s health did not allow him to be present. But Mrs. Graetz spoke with the journalists and answered questions, and held up a photo of both of them…

Tourists Take in Everything Montgomery Offers During Opening Week of National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Some are from neighboring states, others from across the country. But they are all here for one thing-seeing what Montgomery has to offer after visiting the Equal Justice Initiative’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice. “We’ve sort of gotten away from that for a moment and have decided to come over to the Rosa Parks Library and Museum and have…