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Civil Rights Mural Debut
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Civil rights mural debuts
By Kirsten J. Barnes
A Tuskegee native and former graphic artist for the Chicago Tribune will be a featured artist in a civil rights exhibit that will be unveiled Saturday. A mural will feature not only Rosa Parks, but also lesser-known women of the civil rights movement.
Alabama State University will host "The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It," beginning at 11 a.m. The mural will honor the Women's Political Council and the litigants of Browder v. Gayle, the historic 1956 Supreme Court ruling that ended legal segregation of Montgomery city buses.
The mural will be displayed at the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, located at 1345 Carter Hill Road. It will be the second in a series that has been commissioned by the center from artist Vincent C. Morgan.
Morgan said he worked closely with the center in developing a concept before coming up with the design.
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