Commemorative merchandise for sale in Selma this weekend

Commemorative merchandise for sale in Selma this weekend

SELMA, AL (WSFA) - The National Park Service says they will be selling commemorative merchandise related to the 50th anniversary of the voting rights march on Saturday and Sunday.

According to officials the merchandise will feature a two-inch bronze medallion with an image of the Edmund Pettus Bridge surrounded by the words, "Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March- 50th Anniversary." The reverse side will read "Alabama Civil Rights Trail." The cost is five dollars.

Also available "Civil Rights: Fifty Years Forward," a 24-page photo book by the Alabama Tourism Department. It features a photo of the Edmund Pettus Bridge by Birmingham photographer Art Meripol one the cover. The books will be sold for two dollars.

A free copy of the tourism department's 32-page Alabama Civil Rights Trail Brochure that describes the museums in Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery and other locations. The Park Service operates interpretive centers at 2 Broad Street at Water Street, across from the bridge. The Lowndes Co. location is in White Hall near U.S. 80, mile marker 105.

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