Civil Rights Movement

Photographic Exhibit in Selma Aims to Identify Bloody Sunday Foot Soldiers

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Bloody Sunday was one of the most pivotal events of the modern civil rights movement. Now historians are trying to identify the people — who marched into the pages of history. A photographic exhibit on display at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library — is part of an on-going effort to identify — the unknown foot…

Civil Rights Trail Book Aims to Make History Easy to Digest

Lee Sentell, author of “The Official United States Civil Rights Trail” companion book, poses with the book outside the birth home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. The U.S. Civil Rights Trail includes more than 120 sites — churches, schools, courthouses, museums — across 15 states, mostly in the South. The new…

Extra: If Walls Could Talk at Mt. Zion AME Zion Church in Montgomery

After years of disrepair, leaders share new efforts to restore Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church

There’s a new effort to breathe life into a landmark Montgomery church that for decades has fallen by the wayside. Mt. Zion A.M.E.  Zion boasts of being the backdrop to pivotal moments in the civil rights movement, though the building itself has struggled to survive.  The church was once a pillar in the community that’s been quietly crumbling for years; but…

ASU Symposium Highlights Work of Civil Rights Activists

The Civil Rights movement was at the forefront today during an annual symposium at Alabama State University. The 13th Annual Rev. Robert S. Graetz and Jean E. Graetz Symposium honors the work of the Graetz’s, who played an instrumental role in working to achieve human and civil rights for African Americans. For over a decade, ASU’s symposium has made civil…