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The history of our area is steeped in rich African American heritage. So many of our esteemed leaders have left an indelible impact not only on our city, county, and region, but across the globe. From the stinging yoke of slavery to the liberation and empowerment of the Reconstruction Era; from decades of disenfranchisement to the passage of the Voting Rights Act; from oppressive Jim Crowe laws to a proliferation of African American elected officials; our history is black history. We invite you to explore a small slice of Selma and Dallas County’s African American Heritage by visiting these 10 sites:
BIRMINGHAM – The Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information Executive Director, Sheryl Smedley, spent a portion of Friday attending The Partnership’s Annual Meeting in support of three local finalists for statewide business awards. The Partnership, a collaboration between the Business Council of Alabama and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, presents awards each year for “Alabama Small Business of the Year” and “Emerging Small Business of the Year.”
Hunting is a time-honored tradition in Selma and Dallas County. In restaurants and barber shops, on church pews and street corners, you can hear the buzz when seasons near. Big stories and tragic tales of the hunt have long been a staple of the rural conversation, but one aspect we often fail to discuss is the tremendous economic impact of the hunting and shooting industries.
Check out some of these fun Holiday Happenings in and around Selma and Dallas County!
Shopping local matters. Read on to see just how much!
Selma Interpretive Center Expansion Completion and Public Opening
Selma, AL - The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail expansion is complete and will be opening to the public on February 23, 2017. The renovation is the 2nd phase of the ongoing expansion of the Selma Interpretive Center in Selma, AL. The development completed the restoration of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the center that originally opened on May 6, 2011. The newly designed temporary exhibits will be featured on the completed floors until the permanent exhibits are finished. The center will resume showing the park film “Never Lose Sight of Freedom.”
“I am beyond thrilled that the citizens of my home town will soon have the opportunity to see the newly expanded Selma Interpretive Center. The completion of this phase of the building expansion symbolizes another step forward for the city of Selma. I am grateful to the City, the National Park Service, and the Alabama Department of Transportation for making this expansion possible,” said Alabama Congressional Representative Terri Sewell.
The Selma Interpretive Center will host an open house from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on
February 23, 2017. A small welcome reception and program will take place on the 3rd floor of the center to formally announce the opening at 2:00 p.m. and will feature Alabama Congressional Representative Terri Sewell, City of Selma Mayor Darrio Melton, Southeast Deputy Regional Director Sherri Fields and Superintendent Sandra Taylor.
This event is open to the public and free of charge.
If you have questions, please contact the Selma Interpretive Center at 334-872-0509. More information about the history of the parks can be found at www.nps.gov/tuin, www.nps.gov/tuai or www.nps.gov/semo.
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You will receive books, make toys for your new baby and receive lots of other material.
Call today to reserve a spot in our class 334-874-7785
New Possibilities Youth Center After School Program
Monday through Thursday
Grades 6,7, & 8
3:30 pm-6:00 pm
Sister Kathy, Director 334-872-2359
Patrick Evans: Coordinator
Registration: Monday, August 15, 2016 3-6pm at 1108 Griffin Avenue
Sponsored by the Edmundite Missions
Join the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information and the Selma and Dallas County Economic Development Authority as we celebrate our partnership and the progress in our community.
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Tang Soo Do (related to Taekwondo)
Fee: $30/family (adults encouraged)
Ages: Grade 2+ accompanied by an adult
Free uniforms/free month of trial classes
Sr. Kathy, 4th degree Certified Black Belt Instructor