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Civil Rights-Interpretive Center
Wed May 21, 2014
Civil Rights Center To Stay At Alabama State Univ.
A civil rights interpretive center will remain on the Alabama State University campus for now, following a vote by the Montgomery City Council.
WAKA-TV reports that after some debate, the council voted not to reconsider the location. The station reports that the National Park Service selected ASU as the site of the center in 2011.
Montgomery City Councilman Tracy Larkin has proposed a resolution to reconsider the current location at Alabama State, favoring a site along the Selma to Montgomery March route.
Larkin told The Montgomery Advertiser that the issue is one of historical accuracy. Larkin feels the interpretive center should be built along the route of the march.