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Alabama Author Previews New Book Written about Civil Rights Trail

A local author is having a book signing this week, which includes a lot about Alabama’s history. Alabama Tourism Department Director, Lee Sentell, is the author of “The Official United States Civil Rights Trail” and will be signing copies of his book at Books-A-Million in Eastchase August 19th from 4 – 7pm. Lee has been on a national tour promoting…

City of Montgomery Plans to Change Jeff Davis Ave to Fred Gray Ave

The Montgomery City Council will be voting to re-name the road Jeff Davis Avenue. The plan is to name the road after Attorney Fred Gray. Gray is well known for being Rosa Parks’ lawyer along with being on the front lines of a lot of the civil rights movement in Montgomery. Gray is a Montgomery native, his childhood home is…

This Side of The Bridge Jubilee Celebration in Downtown Montgomery

Residents gathered in downtown Montgomery Friday for an event called “This side of the Bridge” Jubilee. This event is a celebration to remember the Selma to Montgomery Bridge Crossing Jubilee. The event took place by the Court Square Fountain downtown and brought in artists from all over the state as well as live music, food vendors and more. The Jubilee…

EJI Legacy Pavilion Opens in Montgomery

The nation’s first memorial to lynching victims is expanding in Montgomery. The Equal Justice Initiative on Saturday opened a new welcome center and exhibition space that will add to the existing lynching memorial and museum that documents the history of racial inequality in America. The pavilion, located at 400 North Court Street, will serve as a hub for visitors to…