• Brandon Colvin

National civil rights center celebrates Montgomery Bus Boycott with virtual events this week

Alabama State University's National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture is honoring the legacy of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the city's rich history of civil rights advocacy with two virtual events that will kick-off on Dec. 1, which is recognized as Rosa Parks Day in Alabama's capital city The first event is part of the E.D. Nixon Research and Cultural Enrichment Series, titled "The Browder vs. Gayle Montgomery Bus Boycott Plaintiffs: Their Story." According to a press release from Alabama State University, "The E.D. Nixon series is a wide-ranging series of topics dealing with individuals, events, or periods in Montgomery’s African-American history that have not received full scrutiny by researchers."

The event begins on December 1 at noon CST and can be watched on the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture's Facebook page as well as the Center's YouTube channel.

The second event is a Virtual Art Exhibition also examining Alabama's civil rights history. The exhibition starts on Dec. 1 and continues through Dec. 21. The exhibition can be viewed via the Center's website at http://www.lib.alasu.edu/natctr/. For more information, please call the National Center staff at: 334-229-4824.