Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march http://apr.org en Alabama State Picked For Historic March Exhibit http://apr.org/post/alabama-state-picked-historic-march-exhibit <p></p><p>The National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University in Montgomery as the location for the third and final interpretative center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail.</p><p>The park service and university President Gwendolyn Boyd signed a memorandum of understanding Monday. The signing comes one year before Alabama plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march.</p><p>Several sites in the capital city competed for the interpretative center, but officials said community support and resources clinched it for ASU.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:09:23 +0000 The Associated Press 56197 at http://apr.org Alabama State Picked For Historic March Exhibit Ala. Officials Award Grant To Voting Rights Center http://apr.org/post/ala-officials-award-grant-voting-rights-center <P>State officials have awarded Alabama State University with $800,000 in grant funding for the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Interpretive Center.</P> <P>The funding will be added to an existing grant of $1.2 million.</P> <P>Director of Alabama State University's National Center for the study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture says the center will be located near Hornet Stadium on the university's campus.</P> <P>Organizers say they hope to open the center in time for the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March in March 2015.</P> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 22:11:56 +0000 The Associated Press 33357 at http://apr.org Ala. Officials Award Grant To Voting Rights Center March Re-Enactment Ends In Rally At Ala. Capitol http://apr.org/post/march-re-enactment-ends-rally-ala-capitol <P>About 200 people carried signs and sang spiritual songs at a rally at the Alabama Capitol marking the end of a re-enactment of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march.</P> <P>The protesters chanted old civil rights slogans, but also protested current issues. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:49:18 +0000 The Associated Press 26409 at http://apr.org March Re-Enactment Ends In Rally At Ala. Capitol March Re-enactment to End at Alabama Capitol http://apr.org/post/march-re-enactment-end-alabama-capitol <DIV> <P>A group re-enacting the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march is scheduled to complete the journey at the state Capitol.</P> <P>The group began its walk Monday. They are supposed to complete the last leg from west Montgomery to the downtown Capitol about 11 a.m. Friday. They will stand where Martin Luther King Jr. addressed thousands of marchers in 1965.</P> <P>Events surrounding the 48th anniversary of the march began last weekend with the Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:34:28 +0000 The Associated Press 26354 at http://apr.org March Re-enactment to End at Alabama Capitol