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Alabama's capitol city marks 65th anniversary of Montgomery Bus Boycott

The city of Montgomery continues its observance of the 65th anniversary of the arrest of Rosa Parks with a series of events. That includes today, which marks 65 years since the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott which was prompted by Parks’ arrest. The “Get off the Bus” campaign is sponsoring the “BBQ and Brushes Block Party” today to help revitalize Montgomery’s art and business district. The Rosa Parks Museum is also offering free admission today. A local historical scavenger hunt continues over the weekend. Alabama Public Radio interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior’s barber as part of its coverage of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. Nelson Malden witnessed the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Click below for the link to that story, as well as APR’s international award winning documentary “The King of Alabama.” That story features a segment from the western African nation of Mali. APR international exchange journalist Ousmane Sagara produced that content for us.

Pat Duggins is news director for Alabama Public Radio.
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