Rosa Parks http://apr.org en Civil Rights Tourism: Montgomery http://apr.org/post/civil-rights-tourism-montgomery <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of a number of key moments in the fight for civil rights. Alabama Public Radio’s Stan Ingold recently began a trek to several spots around the state that are linked to the civil rights struggle. Visitors from around the world are coming to these sites as tourists. Stan recently took us to Selma and this time we look at Montgomery where to voting rights march took place.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:16:51 +0000 Stan Ingold 29120 at http://apr.org Civil Rights Tourism: Montgomery Resolution Seeks Parks' Monument At Ala. Capitol http://apr.org/post/resolution-seeks-parks-monument-ala-capitol <P>One day after a monument to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, a resolution was introduced in the Alabama House for a similar monument to be placed at the state Capitol in Montgomery.</P> <P>The resolution was introduced Thursday by Democratic Rep. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:39:56 +0000 The Associated Press 25851 at http://apr.org Resolution Seeks Parks' Monument At Ala. Capitol Montgomery Observes Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday http://apr.org/post/montgomery-observes-rosa-parks-100th-birthday <p>Montgomery is observing the 100th anniversary of the birth of civil rights icon Rosa Parks with a public art project downtown.</p><p>A 96-foot by 40-foot wall is covered in chalkboard paint and has space for people to complete the sentence "Before I die I want to..."</p><p>Montgomery's director of development, Chad Emerson, told the Montgomery Advertiser that citizens came up with the idea and volunteers did the work.</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:12:49 +0000 The Associated Press 24263 at http://apr.org Montgomery Observes Rosa Parks' 100th Birthday