Bham Now Special – Freedom Riders & Birmingham Civil Rights National Monuments (photo gallery/links)

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Special card supporting Birmingham Civil Rights National Park given to Mayor Bell and Secretary Jewell. Yesterday, President Obama established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument.

Yesterday, President Obama, through a proclamation under the Antiquities Act, established the Birmingham Civil Rights and Freedom Riders National Monuments.

A historic day for Alabama. 

Bham Now has compiled a list of links from television, radio and newspaper stories that have been published online in the past 12 hours.  With the help of photographer Larry Gay, we’ve also created a special photo gallery.

First – the photo gallery.

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Here are the stories/media outlets that have produced stories:

Anniston – ON BOARD President Obama proclaims Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston – President Obama signs proclamation creating Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

Birmingham Business Journal –Obama designates Birmingham Civil Rights District a national monument

WBRC FOX 6 –Pres. Obama signs designates Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

WIAT CBS 42 – Civil Rights district declared a national monument, Mayor Bell announces

WBHM Public Radio –Birmingham Civil Rights District Named National Monument

Washington Post –Obama names five new national monuments, including Southern civil rights sites

What an incredible day for Birmingham, Anniston and the state of Alabama.


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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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