New mural unveiled to remember anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement

New mural unveiled to remember anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement
A 4-panel mural remembering the Civil Rights Movement is now open to see at the library on Mobile Highway. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
A 4-panel mural remembering the Civil Rights Movement is now open to see at the library on Mobile Highway. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Remembrances of the anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement continues as Montgomery community leaders Thursday unveiled a new mural consisting of four panels.

Montgomery artist Bill Ford worked on the project all summer last year. The display has more than 300 feet worth of images from the Civl Rights Era, all on show now at the Rufus Lewis Library on Mobile Highway.

That location wasn't chosen at random. It was the final leg of the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march that happened back in 1965 following 'Bloody Sunday'.

Ford was long time employee at WSFA 12 News before retiring. He says while much of the work was a tribute to the Civil Rights boycott anniversary, it is also a tribute to his father who was an art teacher in the Montgomery County Public Schools system.

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