- Associated Press - Sunday, August 16, 2015

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - An interpretive center explaining the history of the civil rights movement in Selma is receiving $150,000 for renovations.

Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill presented the center with a check while touring the Black Belt region.

The Selma Times-Journal (https://bit.ly/1ITQeU3 ) reports that funding is the final part of a $1.65 million renovation to the Selma Interpretive Center’s second and third floors. Those floors will feature exhibits explaining local civil rights history and the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The money will also allow the National Park Service to hire another employee to manage it.

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Information from: Times Journal, https://www.selmatimesjournal.com/

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