Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail 2013 Storytelling Festival
Contact: Patricia Butts, 334-727-6390
White Hall, AL - In recognition of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March and Women's History Month, the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, in partnership with the Alabama Storytelling Guild will host a two-day storytelling festival on Thursday and Friday, March 21 and 22, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The festival will be presented at the Lowndes Interpretive Center, located at 7002 U.S. Highway 80 West, Hayneville, AL 36040.
The public and school groups are invited to attend and learn the history of African-American Women who were involved in the Selma to Montgomery March/The Modern Civil Rights Movement and who have inspired innovation through technology. Park staff will be available for questions at the information desk, located inside the Lowndes Interpretive Center.
This program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact Park Ranger Anthony Bates at (334) 877-1983 or visit www.nps.gov/semo.
Selma, AL take AL-8 E/U.S. 80 for approximately 23 miles. The Lowndes Interpretive Center will be located on the left side of U.S. 80.
Montgomery, AL take I-85 S and exit at I-65 S. Take exit I-65 S toward Mobile, AL until you reach exit 167 to merge onto Selma Hwy. U.S. 80 W. toward Selma for approximately 22 miles. The Lowndes Interpretive Center will be located on the right side of U.S. 80, one mile after entering White Hall, AL.
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Did You Know?
On March 17, 1965, after five days of testimony, Judge Johnson granted an order authorizing the march from Selma to Montgomery. On March 21, Martin Luther King led a diverse group of 8,000 demonstrators out of Selma under the protection of 2,000 National Guard troops and federal marshals.