TITLE

Route of Selma-to-Montgomery march named a National Historic Trail, tourist attraction

PUB. DATE
November 1996
SOURCE
Jet;11/04/96, Vol. 90 Issue 25, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Announces the naming of the Selma-to-Montgomery highway in Alabama as a National Historic Trail in November 1996. The future of the site as a tourist attraction; History of the route; Significance of route to Afro-Americans; The role of Martin Luther King Jr.
ACCESSION #
9611137820

 

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