Selma http://apr.org en Principal Photography Begins on "Selma" http://apr.org/post/principal-photography-begins-selma <p>The companies behind the movie "Selma" say principal photography has begun and the movie is being shot in Atlanta and in Selma and Montgomery in <font color="red">Alabama</font>.</p><p>"Selma" is the story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s voting rights struggle that culminated with the march from Selma to Montgomery and enactment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.</p><p></p><p>The chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, Brad Grey, says the story will resonate with those involved in the voting rights struggle with King and with those who continue to fight against discrimination in voting.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:23:35 +0000 Associated Press 52527 at http://apr.org Principal Photography Begins on "Selma" Bloody Sunday Remembered: Rev. William Barber http://apr.org/post/bloody-sunday-remembered-rev-william-barber <p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:52:05 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 48106 at http://apr.org Bloody Sunday Remembered: Rev. William Barber State to Take Over Selma Schools http://apr.org/post/state-take-over-selma-schools State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice says a new leadership team should be in place at the Selma schools by the last week of February. Bice says state education officials are assembling the team because the state Board of Education voted unanimously to take over the Selma city school system. The takeover follows the arrest of a Selma High School teacher on charges of inappropriate sexual conduct with a student and an investigation by the state Department of Education. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:27:26 +0000 Associated Press 46723 at http://apr.org State to Take Over Selma Schools Civil Rights Tourism: An Introduction http://apr.org/post/civil-rights-tourism-introduction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</span>There are many reasons people visit Alabama, to see sporting events, the space connection in Huntsville or the beaches along the gulf coast. However, civil rights tourism is often overlooked by the masses. This dark time in the state’s history is drawing visitors from all over.</p><p>Visitors like Betty and Phil Histon from Corvallis Oregon. They’re in Alabama, like many tourists, to try the local barbecue and the see the sites. When we met them they were in the Civil Rights Interpretive Center is Selma…</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:48:36 +0000 Stan Ingold 27635 at http://apr.org Civil Rights Tourism: An Introduction Selma Marchers Oppose Honoring Civil War General http://apr.org/post/selma-marchers-oppose-honoring-civil-war-general More than 60 people have marched from the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge to Selma City Hall to protest a monument to a Civil War general being rebuilt in a Selma cemetery. The biracial group carried signs Tuesday and chanted, "No justice, no peace." Their leader, activist Rose Toure, said Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. The marchers went to City Hall to ask the City Council to deny permission to rebuild the monument. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:15:06 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 18393 at http://apr.org Selma Marchers Oppose Honoring Civil War General Flooding Causes Damage In West, South Alabama http://apr.org/post/flooding-causes-damage-west-south-alabama <P>Flooding caused by remnants of Hurricane Isaac has caused extensive damage in parts of western and southern Alabama.</P> <P>Swirling water lapped at the doors of businesses in downtown Selma. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:37:06 +0000 The Associated Press 17330 at http://apr.org Flooding Causes Damage In West, South Alabama