MONTGOMERY, AL - Alabama State University has been named by the National Park Service as the site of Montgomery’s interpretive center — centers set up for those who travel the civil rights trail to hear the story of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama. The National Park Service's announcement has ended almost two years of controversy.
Some historians took issue with the decision saying that locating the center at ASU, rather than at other locations that applied for it that had played larger roles in the march, is an affront to history.
Sandra Taylor, superintendent of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail for NPS, said the decision to locate the center at ASU would actually enable the center to best “tell the story” of the march.
“It is a mile off the trail, but I don’t think it’s going to affect how the story gets told,” Taylor has been quoted saying.