Alabama State Picked For Historic March Exhibit
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.
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.
Several sites in the capital city competed for the interpretative center, but officials said community support and resources clinched it for ASU.
Officials say they are considering building a facility with at least 15,000 square feet built by Alabama State next to the football stadium. Trail Superintendent Sandra Taylor says the park service will supply about $3 million in exhibits.
The other interpretative centers are open in Selma and White Hall.