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Transportation Museum to Host Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote

Tuscaloosa, Ala. - The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum will host a traveling exhibit from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, “Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote.” Photographer Spider Martin was born in 1939 in Wylam, an immigrant community outside Birmingham. Before he reached the age of 25, he had helped to change the world through his photography by documenting the Selma to Montgomery march, known as Bloody Sunday. He died in 2003. This exhibition of his work has traveled to Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New Orleans and Montgomery. The exhibit will have an official opening on Monday, Jan. 21 following the annual Unity March that will end with a ceremony at the Transportation Museum. For more information about scheduling educational programs at the Museum, tours and group rates, or inquiries about renting the museum and park, contact the museum directly at 205-248-4931, or visit the website at www.mwwtm.com. Please note that the Museum will be closed Monday, Jan. 28 through Friday, Feb. 1 for maintenance.