Montgomery Announces New Developments for 2019
Situated on the banks of the Alabama River, Montgomery is the capital and the second largest city in the state of Alabama. Established in 1819, Montgomery has been the site of major historic events which have shaped the history of the United States. Emerging from its agricultural roots in the 19th century, Montgomery transformed from the Cradle of the Confederacy to the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement in less than a century. Montgomery is looking forward to 2019 with new developments and a variety of initiatives and programming to commemorate the state and city’s bicentennial. This riverfront capital city was the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and has established itself as a landmark Deep South destination. From the city’s first self-pour beer concept to an expansion of the Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum, Montgomery is excited to welcome visitors and locals alike to experience some of its newest properties and milestones in 2019, including: Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) Legacy Museum Anniversary + Possible Expansion – The Equal Justice Initiative is looking to possibly add a restaurant, more retail space and a bus shuttle station to its Legacy Museum. Displaying the history of slavery and racism in America, the Legacy Museum will be celebrating its one-year anniversary in April. The Museum is founded by Montgomery’s Equal Justice Initiative as a counterpart to the National Memorial to Peace and Justice, is dedicated specifically to the memory of the victims of lynching and has already seen more than 200,00 visitors since its opening. For more information on the Legacy Museum, visit www.museumandmemorial.eji.org; Selma to Montgomery Relay – March 23 – The Walk Jog Run Club will be hosting the Selma to Montgomery 51 Mile Relay Race and Bike Ride to commemorate the 54th Anniversary of the 1965 world-renowned Selma to Montgomery march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Divisions for 2019 are Ultra teams with one to four runners, Regular teams with five to nine runners and a Cyclist division with transportation options available to take cyclists and their bikes to the start. For more information, call 334-261-1100 or visit the official website of the Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau at www.visitingmontgomery.com. Stay connected with Montgomery on Twitter and Facebook.