Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Interpretive Center 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