Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Ala. officials award grant to voting rights center


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State officials have awarded Alabama State University with $800,000 in grant funding for the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Interpretive Center.

The Montgomery Advertiser reported Monday (http://on.mgmadv.com/1cJ2tCp ) that the funding will be added to an existing grant of $1.2 million.

Director of Alabama State University's National Center for the study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture says the center will be located near Hornet Stadium on the university's campus.

Organizers say they hope to open the center in time for the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March in March 2015.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com