Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom A Conversation and Book Signing With Lynda Lowery

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Date: January 24, 2015
Contact: Patricia Butts, 334-727-6390

The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail will commemorate the events and people that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with activities throughout 2015. Join the Selma to Montgomery NHT in partnership with the By the River Center for Humanities and the Penguin Group Publishers for a presentation and book signing with Mrs. Lynda Blackmon Lowery on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the By the River Center for Humanities, 1306 Water Avenue (center rear of building), Selma, AL 36701. This program is one of many events scheduled for the year-long 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Right March.

The program will feature a morning and afternoon presentation and book signing by author Lynda Blackmon Lowery. Mrs. Lowery will discuss her experiences as a 14 year old participant of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement and the youngest to march from Selma to Montgomery, which is chronicled in her new book "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom." Books will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information about National Park Service 50th Anniversary activities, visit www.nps.gov/semo.

Direction to the By the River Center for Humanities:

From Atlanta - Follow I-85 South to Montgomery. Continue onto I-65 South. From I-65 South, take exit 167 (Hwy 80 West) to Selma. Travel to Selma and across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Turn right on Water Avenue, drive two blocks to Grumbles Alley and turn right;park in the parking lot at the end of the alley. The By the River Center for Humanity is in the center rear of the building facing the Alabama River.

From Birmingham - Take I-65 South to Montgomery and take exit 167 (Hwy 80 West) to Selma. Travel to Selma and across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Turn right on Water Avenue, drive two blocks to Grumbles Alley and turn right;park in the parking lot at the end of the alley. The By the River Center for Humanity is in the center rear of the building facing the Alabama River. 


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