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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.
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Deric Gilliard, Author of Living in the Shadows of a Legend: Unsung Heroes and Sheroes Who Marched With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Presentation and Book Signing
On Saturday, February 25, 2017, join the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in welcoming author Deric Gilliard. Mr. Gilliard will speak at the event and be available to sign his book afterward. His career as a journalist included writing for publications such as Time Magazine and USA Today Newspaper. He worked as national communications director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference where he had the opportunity to work with Civil Rights leaders such as Dr. Joseph E. Lowery and Dick Gregory, and has been on the front lines of voter registration, burning of black churches, and more. Mr. Gilliard currently serves as the public affairs advisor to the southeastern regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Atlanta, GA.
This event will take place at 1:00 PM at the Selma Interpretive Center at 2 Broad Street, Selma, AL 36701 on the newly renovated 3rd floor. Books will be available for purchase at the event.
This event is open to the public and free of charge.
If you have questions, please call 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.