Rise to the moment of truth Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

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A.G. Gaston Motel re-dedication complete

The recently restored A.G. Gaston Hotel was opened on Thursday by the City of Birmingham and the National Park Service. The segregation era Motel for persons of color played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

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Biden will award Attorney Fred Gray the Presidential Medal of Freedom

“This award means a great deal to me, an African American civil rights lawyer who was born in the ghettos of Montgomery, Alabama,” said Gray. “It speaks volumes to Civil Rights workers who have devoted their talents and resources toward improving the quality of life of Americans in this country; and it speaks directly to African Americans in general. When I filed the various civil rights cases from 1955 to date, I was concerned about African Americans receiving the same constitutional rights as all other Americans." ”

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Main Street Marion working to preserve city's historic landmarks

The city of Marion has seen massive improvements to its historic architecture, but the fate of pivotal civil rights landmarks remains unknown.

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Revisions to Memorial Preservation Act to be considered

On Tuesday, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee will consider legislation authorizing the Alabama Attorney General’s office to...

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Sewell calls for Fred Gray to get Presidential Medal of Freedom

By Brandon Moseley Famed Civil Rights Movement Attorney and former State Rep. Fred Gray (D-Montgomery) will soon celebrate his 91st birthday....

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Today is Rosa Parks Day

By Brandon Moseley On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a Black seamstress, refused to give up her seat in the front of a Montgomery bus...